City’s quadruple looks impossible to archive -De Bruyne.
Manchester City and Belgium international, Kevin De Bruyne has different views towards City’s quest to win quadruple this season.
Guardiola’s men defeated Brighton at Wembley on Saturday to reach FA Cup final with a narrow 1-0 victory.
But the manager and De Bruyne sees the quad challenge as almost being an impossible drive.
De Bruyne said; ”It is nearly impossible.
”I don’t think it is impossible to win every game, looking game by game, but if you see the fixtures coming up, I think every game we play now we are going to be at a disadvantage physically and mentally because we will have a game before the other teams, the other teams will have a rest,
”The Champions League is the same. So, it is difficult,
Man City will on Tuesday face Tottenham in their Champions League quarter-final first leg.
Making clear his point, De Bruyne noted that Spurs who City also face in the Premier League this month have had a free weekend ahead of the clash.
”Every game is difficult. We just now have to prepare for Tuesday.
”We know Tottenham played their last game on Wednesday so they will be more fresh than us. We have to prepare ourselves mentally and physically to be ready,
”The stadium doesn’t matter. They are going to be excited because it is a Champions League quarter-final.
”Spurs are a very good team. Everybody knows how they play. They will not change. It is going to be exciting, it is going to be tough because we play them three times in 10 days.’
When City were involved in FA Cup action over the weekend, title rivals Liverpool returned to the top of the table with a hard-fought win over Southampton. City are still favourites because of their game in hand, but De Bruyne does not think the Reds will allow any margin for error.
”Probably they will (win their games). We just have to look at ourselves and try to win game by game. We will see in the end what happens.
”No matter who is champion or second, we’ve had a great season. What can you say if you get 92 or 95 points and in the end you are second? Normally that’s historic in the Premier League, to get these points. Imagine being second with it.’
The 27-year-old provided the one genuine moment of quality in a drab game against Brighton, curling in a brilliant fourth-minute cross for Gabriel Jesus to head the only goal. The Seagulls applied pressure in the second half but City comfortably closed out the win.
”We know how Brighton play,’
”They played well and it was difficult for us but, except for one corner, I don’t think they threatened too much,De Bruyne said.