New Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he came to England to prove it is possible to play “beautiful football” in the Premier League.
Guardiola said he had been “comfortable” at Bayern Munich, but wanted another test in his career.
The Spaniard, 45, also admitted he had “absolutely everything” at Barcelona.
When asked if he could play beautiful football in the tiki-taka style made famous at Barcelona, Guardiola said: “That’s why I’m here.”
Speaking to the English press for the first time since taking over at City, he added: “I never played on a Boxing Day. I have never been to a stadium where it is windy and freezing and the pitch is not good.
“It’s a target for me. I’m here to prove myself and prove I can play [the same way].”
‘Big Sam’ and England’s contrasting style
Guardiola, who referenced Sunderland manager “Big Sam” Allardyce as one of the contrasts of the English game to football in Spain and Germany, said what he wants from his players is “simple”.
“When we have the ball, we want them to move it as quick as possible and create as many chances as possible,” added the former Barcelona player, who denied this will be his toughest managerial test yet.
“I am just focusing on my players and what they have to do on the pitch, which is why I decided to come here.