After watching his side hammer Bournemouth 4-0 last weekend, Pep Guardiola was asked if Manchester City were capable of winning all four major trophies this season.
This question annoyed the Catalan coach who is acutely aware, despite how straightforward he may have made it look in the past, how difficult it can be to win a major trophy.
Guardiola, on hearing the question, muttered “what the f***?” before taking more than 10 seconds to finally give an answer.
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"So Manchester City arrived in their lives in the Champions League semi-final once, so when the people believe I am going to win the Champions League because I am a really good coach... I don’t think so, guys", the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach said, per Goal.
"My happiness does not depend on if I am going to win all the titles or not, so my target is now to be happy today, drink a little bit of wine, and tomorrow prepare the game and of course I am going to try to win our League Cup game [against Swansea City], there is no doubt about that.
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"After we are going to see, so my question is today is: are the people who came to this game really enjoying it? Yes? Wow, that is enough. To win titles or not we will see."
However, given City’s impressive start to the season, fans and pundits alike have made Guardiola’s men the firm favourites to win the Premier League title.
Xavi: Guardiola can win four trophies this season
Xavi, like many others, believes his former boss can win all four major titles in his debut season at the Etihad Stadium.
"Pep is a winner," he told Goal. "He will want to win it all this season, and with the squad Manchester City have there is no reason he can't achieve that.
"He won the treble with Barcelona and he can win three or four trophies this season. He will want to win it all, of course, the league and Champions League are special - but his ambition will be to win every competition.
"Manchester City don't have a second team - it's unfair to call them that. Of course Pep will make changes in the domestic cup competitions, but the players he will be bringing in will be world class international players - that is the strength of the Manchester City squad. You cannot win multiple trophies with 11 players, you need a squad."
The speed of Pep's work is impressive
Everyone has been impressed with the remarkable speed at which Guardiola has managed to implement his ideas at City.
The 45-year-old has won all eight of his competitive matches in charge of his new employers so far and can make that nine from nine against Swansea City in the EFL Cup this evening.
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