After leading Manchester City to a 4-0 victory over Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final, manager Pep Guardiola revealed that his team could see themselves winning the Treble.
Manchester City are on the verge of making history as they could become the second English team to win the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League in one season. The only team that has done it before is their local rivals Manchester United in 1999. City are close to securing the league title with one win from their last three games, and they have also reached the finals of both cup competitions.
Guardiola has always avoided talking about the Treble possibility, and even after thrashing Real, he asked to focus on the first two trophies before answering more questions about it. However, he admitted that they are now closer to achieving the incredible feat and his players will be aware of it.
“We’re closer. Let me win the first two!” Guardiola said.
“In the Premier League, we are close, we need one more game. And I would say when we play against our neighbors and in the final of the Champions League against an Italian team, be calm. The season is really good already with what we have done.
“Now we have to lift the trophies but we’ve had so much joy and fun with our people this season. We made our fans happy all around the world. They saw a good team playing. This is the biggest compliment. But we are going to try.
“Of course, we are there. The players can think about it and visualize it. It’s normal.
“We are three games away, one in each competition. We can do it. But for me, it is more important after many years that we are there.”