Pep Guardiola has ruled out the prospect of winning a clean sweep of trophies this season, insisting that it is not a realistic target.
Manchester City survived a scare to progress through to the semi-finals of the EFL Cup on Tuesday night, beating Leicester City 4-3 on penalties following a 1-1 draw after extra time.
Pep Guardiola’s men are on course for an unprecedented quadruple, but the Manchester City boss is keen to play down expectations.
“That is not going to happen. Of course not. Come on, that isn’t real. What we’re living isn’t real,” he told Sky Sports News. “The situation of winning 16 or 17 games in a row in the league and qualifying for the Champions League before we finished the group stage and now we’re here playing with a lot of young players.
“That is not normal. In football you drop points and you lose competitions. I am not thinking about how many titles, I am thinking about the next game.”