If you win against Chelsea on the weekend, you will win the EPL…FA Cup/UCL advance to the finals
(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Ahn Hong-seok = Manchester City (Man City) coach Pep Guardiola, who is running toward his second treble (triple crown), promised to do his best in every match like a tennis player on the Wimbledon stage.
Man City, who won the Premier League (EPL) lead (85 points), overtaking Arsenal with 11 consecutive victories, will confirm the championship on their own if they win the match against Chelsea, which kicks off at midnight on the 21st (hereinafter Korean time).
Even if Man City loses this match, if Arsenal loses to Nottingham Forest, the trophy will be taken by Man City.
The EPL isn’t the only competition that Man City has a chance to win.
In the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL), he broke the ‘Real Madrid semi-final jinx’ and reached the final.Fight with Inter Milan for the championship cup ‘Big Year’.
He also reached the FA Cup final of the English Football Association and is facing a match against Manchester United.
If Man City catches all the ‘three rabbits’, it will achieve the treble again in 4 years after winning the League Cup, regular league and FA Cup in the 2018-2019 season.
In addition, after Manchester United in the 1998-1999 season, it is the second time in English men’s football history to achieve a treble including UCL championship.
Coach Guardiola said at a press conference held on the 20th, the day before the match against Chelsea, that he would not let go of tension.
“Tennis players say the hardest part is to serve for a Wimbledon winning point,” he said.
“It’s in our hands against Chelsea to win the Premier League, the most important competition,” he said.
Coach Guardiola praised the mentality of the players who played a double role on the ground.
“Now that we’re on the verge of winning the title, everyone talks about mental strength, but our players had the same mentality when they lost,” he said. I knew it was possible,” he said.
“If Arsenal had maintained the same rhythm as the first half, a turnaround would have been impossible, but Arsenal missed a few points and we had a winning streak,” he said. “It means a lot to us.”