Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero reckons Pep Guardiola’s side have what it takes to complete the treble this season, calling it a potentially ‘huge achievement’.
City’s hopes of an unprecedented quadruple came to an end in October when West Ham knocked them out of the Carabao Cup. City’s Premier League title rivals Liverpool went on to lift the first trophy of the season.
But the Manchester club can still win three pieces of silverware this term. They sit top of the table after 27 games, with a six-point gap on Liverpool. However, the Reds have a game in hand and can cut that distance down to three points.
City reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup on Tuesday with a 2-0 victory over Peterborough United. The Championship outfit put up a stern fight in the first half but were ultimately beaten due to goals from Riyad Mahrez and Jack Grealish.
And Guardiola’s men are also in a good place to reach the last eight of the UCL. They thrashed Sporting 5-0 in the first leg of their last 16 tie.
Aguero believes City have the capability to win all three trophies, despite their previous failures in Europe.
The former striker said (via the Daily Mail): “At Manchester City, we wanted to win everything, every match and every trophy, and that will always be the case at the club now.
City can win all three, says Sergio Aguero
“I think Manchester City are in a great place to win the Premier League again, they also have a good chance in the FA Cup and in the Champions League too.
“This might be competitive, but I think it is possible that they win all three.
“Winning a treble like this would be a huge achievement and they have a team and manager that can do it this season.”
City’s next match is a huge clash against local rivals Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.
Pep Guardiola praises Mahrez, Grealish
Following the recent FA Cup win, Guardiola was asked about Mahrez and the Algerian’s effectiveness from the right wing. He replied: “He’s been playing in that position all of his career, [including] in Leicester.
“We know the quality Riyad has. What I’m proud of the most is the fact he loves football, he loves playing.
“For him it is not a profession, it’s a joy. And that’s why he will play every single game, every single day. Of course, he has incredible quality up front.”
The coach also praised Grealish, following his fourth goal for the Citizens. “He played really well,” Guardiola said. “He had a chance in the first half which was more difficult.
“For him, for all of us, it’s so important that he’s back from injury. He played at a really good level.”