Pep Guardiola rates Manchester City’s history-making domestic treble as a greater achievement than winning the Champions League. City secured their third trophy of the season as they thrashed Watford 6-0 in the FA Cup final on Saturday.
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Guardiola had targeted a quadruple, but City were dumped out of the Champions League quarter-finals by Tottenham, who will go on and contest the final against Liverpool. But with the FA Cup in the bag alongside the Premier League and Carabao Cup, boss Guardiola believes City’s consistency in winning a record 50 matches in a single season carries more weight than had they conquered Europe.
“It’s one of the best seasons I have experienced as a manager,” said Guardiola. “I wouldn’t say the best but one of the best for sure. To be the first to win the treble means that if one team is able to do that another team will repeat it sooner or later.
“But we were the first, and that means consistency every day for 10 months. I love the Champions League but to do that is more difficult than to win the Champions League.”
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