Sunday 17 December 2017

WATCH: 'What the f**k!' - Pep Guardiola bemused as journalist asks about quadruple chances

Pep Guardiola was not impressed with the question
Pep Guardiola was not impressed with the question

Pete Oliver

Despite his Manchester City side continuing to sweep all before them in imperious fashion, Pep Guardiola has dismissed the suggestion he will win the quadruple in his first season in English football.

The Spaniard won the treble of La Liga, Champions League and Copa del Rey in his first year in charge of Barcelona in 2008-09 and his new club are showing signs of being a similarly dominant force after a club record eighth successive win at the start of a season against Bournemouth on Saturday.

On Wednesday, City begin their defence of the Capital One Cup – now called the EFL Cup – at Swansea, but Guardiola swore under his breath before giving short shrift to the idea that City can become the first English side to win the quadruple.

“Manchester City arrived in their lives in the Champions League semi-final once, so when the people believe I am going to win the Champions League because I am a really good coach, I don’t think so guys,” he said.

“So my happiness does not depend on if I am going to win all the titles or not. My target is now to be happy today, drink a little bit of wine, and tomorrow prepare for the game.

“Of course I am going to try to win our League Cup game, there is no doubt about that. And after we are going to see. So my question today is: did the people who came to this game really enjoy it? Yes? Wow, that is enough.

“To win titles or not we will see. I know how difficult it will be.”

Watch his immediate reaction to the question below (warning: strong language):

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