After the first leg was inconclusive, Man City destroyed Real Madrid with a score of 4-0 at home. The number of unbeaten matches of Man City has extended to 23. They also won the last 15 matches at Etihad. Man City really shows itself as an invincible machine.
When asked to rate Man City’s performance, Pep Guardiola said: “The highest. Our opponent is Real Madrid, in the semi-finals of the Champions League. We needed to perform well and we did, especially in the first half.
I have the feeling that the past few days we have been both calm and tense. After 10 or 15 minutes, all the pain of last season is there. The feeling of last season was extremely painful. We have to swallow everything.”
Pep Guardiola is quite reluctant to discuss the treble. However, he admits it is normal for it to appear in the players’ minds. “That is normal. We are only three games away from history.”
A victory in the Premier League will officially see Man City crowned champion. Man United awaits them in the FA Cup final at Wembley. After winning these two titles, the ultimate glory will await Man City with a victory over Inter in the Champions League final.
“We are close and of course we will try,” said Pep Guardiola.