Manchester City make bold step in FA Cup, is the treble feasible?

Author: Raphael Minter


Manchester City has taken their quest for a domestic treble further after defeating Huddersfield Town A.F.C and making the quarter finals of the FA Cup. Two goals from Sergio Aguero and a goal each from Pablo Zabaleta, Sane and Kelechi Iheanacho canceled out Harry Bunn’s early goal. Pep Guardiola and his side would soon learn their faith in the UEFA Champions league as the month of March comes with many defining moments.

The English Premier league reached its defining moment after Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri was axed nine months after winning the championship for the club. The same thing can happen to any of the top managers whose season’s objective does not come to fruition. Manchester City have been Premier league champions twice in the second decade of the new millennium and though a league title would bring joy to the club the Champions league would be the icing on the cake and it would garner the team a lot of respect and increase its mass appeal.

Forward Sergio Aguero seems to have finally found his feet after the injury to Gabriel Jesus. His two braces have come at a time when the team needed it and on Wednesday he cemented his place in the starting eleven again with these goals.

Manchester City can challenge for three trophies this season because they have the numbers to compete at the highest level.

Manchester City can win the treble

Pep Guardiola won the UEFA Champions league, domestic championship and Spanish Copa Del Rey with FC Barcelona in his first season and at Bayern Munich, he won the double in his first season so a trophy in his first season in charge at Manchester City is surely a must. After 10 consecutive wins, Pep was the man in charge of English football till a string of draws unsettled him and aided Chelsea extend the lead at the top. Chelsea have lost and drawn a few games on the road and competing teams have cut the lead at the top with Manchester City’s outstanding match a possibility of closing the gap to eight points if they win.

Pep Guardiola needs the support of his players

Every football manager cannot do it alone. Their job is to get the team to the attacking third and then the players would carry on with their individual brilliances. Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and Sane have been in superb form this season.

In two games against AS Monaco and Huddersfield the team has come from behind to win the games convincingly and if they play as a cohesive unit then the treble would not be far from their side.

The burden of playing in the UEFA Champions league and competing for the league is not something Manchester City is used to and evidently, it hurt their chances in the competition and domestically in the Premier league last season. With a manager who has played seven consecutive champions league semi-finals and crossing the path to winning two at the helm of his prowess, then it means that a little dedication, determination and urgency would take the citizens to a place they never envisioned.


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