Pep Guardiola has downplayed Man City’s chances of winning a historic quadruple after they beat Cardiff in the FA Cup.
Goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling saw them earn a solid 2-0 win over the Bluebirds to take them into the fifth round of the competition.
When asked about whether he believes City can win the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, and Champions League this season, the Spaniard simply replied: “No.
“They asked me if we would be invincible in the Premier League and I said no. I do not have enough players, I have players out injured. It is impossible.”
The game’s main flashpoint was a Joe Bennett challenge on Leroy Sane that was punished only by a yellow card, and it’s left a bitter taste in Guardiola’s mouth.
“You have to protect the players,” he added.
“I do not understand the goal [being disallowed] but that I can accept.
“But the referees have to protects the players and not just my players, all players. Where there is fault, there is fault and when it is dangerous, it is dangerous.
“You are not more brave for kicking.
“Sane will be out, I am not sure how long for, I am not a doctor.”