Pep Guardiola, manager of Manchester City, has said that the club’s historic Treble has been taxing for everyone involved.
Guardiola was speaking following City’s 2-1 win over Brighton, which snapped a two-game losing streak in the Premier League.
The champions were not at their most fluid against Roberto De Zerbi’s team, and Guardiola admitted that they are still suffering from the emotional high of last season’s victory.
The Treble impacted all of us, and I was no exception. In order to repeat our success from last year, we must be present at the conclusion of the season’s crucial moments, when our opponents are still within striking distance.
I’ve said it many times, but it’s worth repeating: no one has ever won four consecutive Premier League titles. It’s crucial to be present today, especially in the Champions League, if you want to go to the knockout stages,” Guardiola remarked.