Guardiola couldn’t resist an obvious swipe at Spurs and Liverpool after FA Cup win

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Manchester City became the first English men’s team to complete a domestic treble when they won the FA Cup at Wembley Stadium this afternoon.

After winning the Premier League and Carabao Cup – they have now lifted five of the past major six domestic trophies available.  

Tottenham Hotspur stopped City from scooping an unprecedented quadruple when they knocked the Emirati bank-rolled club out of the Champions League at the quarter final stage.

Many had Pep Guardiola’s side down as favourites to win Europe’s most prestigious club competition only for the Tottenham side who showed a never say die attitude to silence the Etihad. 

Guardiola sounds like he still is bitter about yet another Champions League title evading him when he claimed after the 6-0 demolition of Watford earlier that achieving the domestic treble is more difficult than winning the Champions League.

City had a relatively easy path to the final of the Carabao Cup and FA Cup, while in comparison Spurs have played Inter Milan, PSV Eindoven, Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City and Ajax on their way to the Champions League final

Manchester City’s opponents in cup competitions this season

Carabao Cup

Oxford United, Fulham, Leicester City, Burton Albion, Chelsea

FA Cup

Rotherham United, Burnley, Newport County, Swansea City, Brighton & Hove Albion, Watford

Spurs and Liverpool fans will certainly take some enjoyment in the fact that Guardiola is obviously still thinking about the Champions League when he’s lifting the FA Cup. Mauricio Pochettino’s side have proven that money does not always buy you everything.

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  1. Didn’t look like they were buzzing that much yesterday, most muted cup final celebrations i’ve ever seen. Fans were great but the players looked like they just wanted to get the photos and interviews done and go home for tea.


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