“That is not going to happen” – Guardiola says City will not...

“That is not going to happen” – Guardiola says City will not win four trophies in 2017-18


Pep Guardiola says there is no chance of Manchester City claiming four trophies in 2017-18.

A youth-filled Sky Blues side faced resistance, but ultimately progressed to the next stage of the League Cup with a penalty shootout win over Leicester City on Wednesday morning.

Despite a 16-game unbeaten run in the Premier League, their spot in the Champions League knockout rounds and their chances of FA Cup success, Guardiola does not believe his side can lift all four available pieces of silverware.

“Of course not, that is not real, what we’re living isn’t real,” he told reporters.

“That is not going to happen.

“The situation we are in, winning 16 games in a row…qualifying for the Champions League two games before they finished the group stage and now we’re here playing with young players – that is not normal.

“In football you drop points.”

Jamie Vardy’s missed attempt, plus Claudio Bravo’s denial of Riyad Mahrez proved decisive in the shootout and Guardiola revealed that he urged his younger Man City players to revel in the result.

“It’s a good signal for the club, for the academy, for everybody, that’s why I was so happy,” he added.

“Normally when I’m so happy, we try to celebrate – so I said in the locker room ‘celebrate again.’

“I am convinced you have to wait to win the titles or not win the titles, but you don’t know.

“Even now in that position that we are in the league, we don’t know – believe me – we don’t know if we are able to win the Premier League.

“But in the process, when you have a good moment, you have to celebrate it. Always.”