Guardiola: Manchester City have something special

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Mo Chaib

Pep Guardiola, Manchester City Manager
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Pep Guardiola says his Manchester City side have something special. City defeated Newcastle 2-0 in the FA Cup.

Manchester City reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup after beating Newcastle at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. The win made the Citizens the first team in history to reach six consecutive FA Cup semi-finals.

Pep Guardiola’s side are still in contention for the Premier League title as they sit in third place behind Arsenal and Liverpool. They are also in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and will face Real Madrid in April.

Pep spoke after the game about his team’s consistency, drive and desire to win. Something that characterises Manchester City.

“To expect [to be] coming back from the last international break with two months left and be in contention for all the titles means a lot,” the Spaniard said at his post-match press conference.

“People talk about the Premier League and Champions League but when you win four Carabao Cups in a row and get to six FA Cup semi-finals in a row, this team and this club has something special.

“We want to win all of them but sometimes it is not possible because of the quality of the opponents and the schedule we have.

“I remember playing away in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and then at Wembley is so difficult.

“To arrive in your best condition in those situations is difficult but we were there.

“Always you can have a bad night but when you have six times in a row [FA Cup semi-finals], you have less bad nights.

“This is the consistency that proves people who doubt the team wrong.”

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