Premier League – Pep scoffs at quadruple talk
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insists it is impossible for his side to win four trophies this season.
Guardiola’s team beat Leicester City 4-3 on penalties in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday following a 1-1 draw after extra time and are the runaway leaders of the Premier League.
They will play in the third round of the FA Cup next month before taking on Basel in the last 16 of the Champions League in February.
A much-changed Manchester City side were leading 1-0 at the King Power Stadium thanks to Bernardo Silva’s goal only for the Foxes to equalise in the seventh minute of stoppage time when Jamie Vardy scored from the penalty spot after Kyle Walker had been adjudged to have fouled Demarai Gray.
However, Vardy and then Riyad Mahrez failed to convert their spot-kicks in the penalty shoot-out.
When asked whether his side could complete an unprecedented treble, Guardiola replied: “Forget about it. That’s not real. That’s not going to happen, no.”
Manchester City are 33/1 to win the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and Champions League this season and 11/1 to triumph in the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup.
Guardiola’s team are 7/1 to beat Bournemouth 3-0 on Saturday.