By Godson Ikiebey-
Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola insists that winning the Quadruple will be “almost impossible” after he suffered another injury setback as Manchester City reached the FA Cup final.
Kyle Walker was taken off at half-time in the 1:0 victory over Brighton as he revealed that Sergio Aguero who missed the game through injury, has not trained since last Sunday, March 31, 2019.
Speaking in a news conference, he said:
“I will announce something to you, it is almost impossible to win the Quadruple, almost.
“Put it in the headlines, guys. It is almost impossible to win the Quadruple. Surviving in that stage of the competitions is already a miracle. [No club has gone to April 17 still in contention] that is why it is incredible what these players have done last season when you achieve 100 points. Neither Liverpool nor Manchester City can repeat that. The year after, when you have the tendency to be arrogant or a little more presumptuous or think you are something that really you are not. And still, we are there. That’s why it’s incredible what these players have done before.
“Every game we lose players but that is normal when you play a lot of games. We are going to try until the end, every game”.
Speaking on the FA Cup Semi final match with Brighton, which City courtesy of a fourth minute header by Gabriel Jesus, Guardiola said it is ridiculous to expect his side to play well in every match.
“Do you believe we can play 60 games in a season and win 5-0 and have a good performance in every game? Which team can do that? Even the teams for Trebles in other countries.
“I don’t remember, I didn’t see, but I think when Sir Alex Ferguson won the Treble, in that case not all the games were fantastic and winning 4-0 or 5-0.
“Normally semifinals and finals are games like this. You can analyse how many chances we create, but people expect from how good we are that we have to score I don’t know how many goals. In this game, in this job, it doesn’t work in that way”.