‘Big competitors are never satisfied’ – Guardiola challenges champions City to make history with treble
Pep Guardiola urged Manchester City to breach new ground and wrap up a domestic treble after sealing back-to-back Premier League titles with a 4-1 win at Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday.
City fell behind to a Glenn Murray header at the Amex Stadium, where they needed a win to be sure of finishing ahead of Liverpool.
But Sergio Aguero embellished his reputation for providing vital final-day contributions by hitting a quickfire equaliser before Aymeric Laporte gave the visitors a half-time lead.
Riyad Mahrez and Ilkay Gundogan were then on target from outside the box to get the title party started, with City securing first place and a total of 98 points – one clear of Jurgen Klopp’s men, who beat Wolves 2-0.
Following their EFL Cup win in February, City face an FA Cup final against Watford next weekend in the knowledge that no team has ever completed a clean sweep of English football’s three major honours.
“No teams in England have done it before. We have the chance. We have to be focused on this game,” said the City boss.
“The FA Cup is not an easy title to achieve or get to the final. We are going to a majestic stadium at Wembley to win it.”