Guardiola claims that the quadruple is impossible

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has claimed that it is impossible for his team to win the quadruple after his side sealed a place the EFL Cup semi-final on Wednesday night.

The Citizens drew 1-1 at Leicester in normal and extra time. However, the league leaders won the resulting penalty shootout 4-3. City boss Guardiola decided to field a team of fringe and young players at the King Power Stadium.

The win means that there is a possibility that City could win all available trophies this season.

However, the City boss was asked about his side winning the quadruple, Guardiola was sceptical, telling Sky Sports: “That is not going to happen. Of course not. Come on, that isn’t real. What we’re living isn’t real.

“That is not going to happen. The situation of winning 16 or 17 games in a row in the league and qualifying for the Champions League before we finished the group stage and now we’re here playing with a lot of young players.

“That is not normal. In football, you drop points and you lose competitions. I am not thinking about how many titles, I am thinking about the next game.”

The Citizens are currently 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League, having won 17 of their 18 top-flight games so far this season.

The league leaders also won their first five group games in the Champions League, before suffering their only defeat of the campaign against Shakhtar Donetsk, in a game where Guardiola also fielded a weakened team.

City resumes their quest for the Premier League title on Saturday afternoon when they host Bournemouth at the Etihad Stadium. A victory over the south coast side would be the Citizens seventeenth straight Premier League win.

Ironically, Pep Guardiola’s side started their winning run in a 2-1 defeat of the Cherries, when a late Raheem Sterling secured all three points at the Vitality Stadium.

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