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Pep Guardiola urges Manchester City to seize historic treble after FA Cup, Premier League triumph

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By India Today Sports Desk: Pep Guardiola has urged his Manchester City avid gamers to win the Champions League final subsequent Saturday and full the treble on account of they could “never again” have the prospect that was opened up by Saturday’s 2-1 FA Cup final victory over Manchester United.

Ilkay Gundogan scored twice – the first in 13 seconds, the quickest in 142 years of FA Cup finals – to information City to their sixteenth trophy since 2011. If the Germany midfielder’s opener, a brilliantly carried out volley from the sting of the realm, was possibly his most interesting objective in his seven years at City, his 51st-minute winner at Wembley Stadium may have been one amongst his scrappiest.

Victory throughout the first-ever all-Manchester FA Cup final, clinched by Ilkay Gundogan’s brace of targets, adopted the Spaniard’s fifth Premier League triumph in six seasons. Guardiola joined Arsene Wenger and Alex Ferguson because the one managers to win the English double better than as quickly as, having executed so as soon as extra in 2018-19.

He and his tenacious avid gamers can now attain sporting immortality subsequent Saturday in the direction of Inter Milan in Istanbul, when City will probably be topped European champions for the first time and match United’s still-unrivaled triple beneath Ferguson in 1998-99.

“We are in a position we will probably never be in again,” Guardiola, who has turned City into an unstoppable stress since arriving in 2016, profitable 11 trophies, knowledgeable reporters.

“Everything will not be complete if we don’t win the Champions League now. We have to win the Champions League to be recognised how the team deserves to be recognised.”

Guardiola sobbed as he embraced his avid gamers after the final word whistle. But he swiftly returned his consideration to the larger state of affairs, which is now looming huge.

“To win the FA Cup the emotions are really special. Now is the first time I can talk about the trebleâ€æ It is one game away,” acknowledged Guardiola, who led Barcelona to a treble of La Liga, the Champions League and the Copa del Rey in 2008-09.

“I’m thinking about what we have to do to beat Inter. I spoke with the players many times. Forget about it. Focus on what you need to do to beat Inter.”