Man City warned over the quadruple dream
Former Manchester City defender Danny Mills has claimed that it will be very difficult for the club to win quadruple at the end of the season.
Man City are still in four competitions and even their manager Pep Guardiola warned that collecting all the four trophies would be difficult for his side this season. They are already in the Carabao Cup final where they will face Chelsea on February 24th and are locked in a tight race for the Premier League title with Liverpool. Their 10 plus goal difference is what puts them at the helm of the table. Mills feels that the thought of his former club winning all the four titles is impossible.
"It's very, very difficult to win three, all four is virtually impossible. A mistake, a bad refereeing decision, anything can happen that means you can lose a game. But off the back of that, he's got such a strong squad and he keeps rotating the side. They won't be training much at the moment, they are all very fit, they all know how to play the way the system works. Everybody knows their jobs so it's just game after game after game." Mills told Sky Sports.
"Sometimes that can work to your advantage and you get on this roll, you get this belief, this confidence that you can win every single game. They've got world-class players that even if they are not quite being brilliant at the moment they can still win the game. So if anybody can do it, City have the potential to win all four trophies although that said it can take just one mistake, one slip, a wonder goal, a bad decision that can cost you and you only win three and not four." Mills added.
Premier League vs Champions League
Man City hired Guardiola primarily to help them win Champions League but that has not been successful thus far with Liverpool knocking them out last season after beating them home and away. Mills though believes that the Citizens would not prioritize Champions League over the Premier League title.
"The Champions League is the holy grail, for the owners that is the pinnacle. To say you're the best team in Europe, better than Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, that has to be what they are after. The league is still incredibly important, they will want to win back-to-back titles. I don't think they have to prioritise one or the other. Their squad is so good they can go full tilt in the league and see what Liverpool do and they can go flat out in the Champions League and see what happens in that." Mills concluded.
Man City will play Bundesliga side Schalke 04 on Wednesday in the round of 16 of the Champions League.