Wednesday 25 April 2018

Pep dismisses quadruple as 'an illusion'

Guardiola made headlines earlier in the week when he suggested the heaviness of the festive fixture schedule was
Guardiola made headlines earlier in the week when he suggested the heaviness of the festive fixture schedule was "going to kill" players.

Jamie Holland

Pep Guardiola has told Manchester City supporters to forget about the "illusion" of the team winning the quadruple this season.

Ahead of their FA Cup home date with Burnley today, Guardiola said: "Maybe that question can be asked in March or April if we are still in all four competitions. Thinking about it now, it's an illusion - it's not realistic, I would say.

"We will need 32 players to play really well for four competitions and that is not going to happen in my squad."

Guardiola made headlines earlier in the week when he suggested the heaviness of the festive fixture schedule was "going to kill" players.

Despite that, he says he has no intention of making wholesale changes for today's match.

Asked if he might field some of his younger players, he said: "No way. We are going to try to play the best team that's possible, because we play against Burnley. After the six title contenders, the next team are Burnley. They make amazing results."

Irish Independent

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