This is what Guardiola said post City's FA Cup triumph

Ayush Gupta


This is what Guardiola said post City

19 May 2019: This is what Guardiola said post City's FA Cup triumph

Manchester City continued their glorious run under manager Pep Guardiola as they completed a historic treble, winning the Premier League, League Cup and FA Cup this season.

This is Guardiola's sixth silverware with the club in his three-year reign so far.

Notably, City won their second consecutive EPL title.

Following the win, Guardiola hailed the players of City for their dedication and hard work.

The story: City hammer Watford for their sixth FA Cup title

City came up with another clinical performance to trounce Watford 6-0 to claim their sixth FA Cup title win and the second under Guardiola.

The matches saw David Silva score the opener, while Gabriel Jesus scored a brace later.

Kevin De Bruyne too played his part by scoring, while Raheem Sterling's brace during the closing stages sealed an emphatic win for City.

Fact: Players are the reason why we have won these titles

"It was an incredible final for us and we have finished an incredible year. To all the people at the club a big congratulations, especially the players because they are the reason why we have won these titles," he was quoted as saying to BBC.

Ederson's save: Guardiola rues Ederson's crucial save

While City managed to rout Watford 6-0, their night could have possibly taken a different turn had Watford got the opener.

It was in the 11th minute when Roberto Pereyra, who broke free of the defense, was clear, only to see his shot being heroically saved by goal-keeper Ederson.

"Ederson saved us at a key point at the beginning of the game," he said.

Even better: Guardiola promises to become even better next season

It is no secret that Guardiola loves to win and has himself admitted that he is addicted to winning.

Despite having a triumphal season, Guardiola feels that there is a lot they could still improve upon, besides promising that they would become even better next season.

"We have to, always you can improve. There is no sense to stay still," he voiced.

King Guardiola: Guardiola registers second highest win percentage in managerial career

As Guardiola continues his run at City, he keeps scripting new records.

Following the FA Cup triumph, Guardiola has now registered his second highest win percentage in his managerial career.

Having won 127 matches from 174, Guardiola has a winning percentage of 73 at the club, which is next to 75.2% at Bayern Munich.

He had a 72.5% win rate at Barcelona.

Author's take: Guardiola: A manager City would hate to lose

Guardiola has been City's guardian angel ever since he joined them.

While he was not an overnight success at City, his team's gameplay has improved with each passing season.

The author feels it is only a matter of time before City lay their hands on the Champions League.

City would want Guardiola to be at the helm for at least a couple of years.

Next venture: Guardiola and City eye UCL success

As Guardiola has made a name for himself at the club as one of their most successful managers to date, the only trophy missing from their cabinet is the Champions League title.

Having come close this season, they fell short in the quarters to rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

However, they would leave no stone unturned to avenge it next season, as Guardiola has already promised.