I think he means we could have had Vvd for 13m rather than 80m, Dembele for 22m rather than 60m.
I think we did learn with Tierney and paid 25m rather than 70m to Southampton.
Proper funny competition the CL. You can’t even really try to invest to win it as the return on investment is so far from guaranteed.The champions league is a brutal competition to crack tbf. So much luck involved. We were probably the best (/one of the best) teams in the world from around 1998-2004 and never got close. Fergie only won it twice etc.
I rate league wins more highly, although Pep’s struggle in this competition since he left Barca is definitely a blot on his (otherwise incredible) record.