Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says “winning is so addictive” as his side go in search of an unprecedented domestic treble on Saturday in the FA Cup Final against Watford at the Wembley Stadium.
The Cityzens have already retained the Premier League, becoming the first team in a decade in England to achieve that feat. Additionally, they also won the Carabao Cup Final against a disciplined Chelsea side.
The Catalan manager is fully aware of the fact that his club could become the first team in the history of the Premier League to win all three domestic trophies in a single season, and expressed his delight at the opportunity.
“When you win, you take a shower and then you want to win the next one and the next,” Guardiola told BBC Sport. It makes your life better and easier. Winning helps to win more and it helps to make this club better. If we don’t win, it does not change my life or opinion of what we have to do next season.”
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“In a cup final, anything can happen”, exclaimed the ex-Barcelona manager, when asked if his team would win the match with ease.
“Watford with Javi Gracia, he is an experienced manager from working in other countries and I think he is an excellent guy, an excellent manager and knows exactly what to do.
“They have huge talent up front, many physical players, good on set pieces and this is a final, we know what can happen. We believe a lot in ourselves and we will have to find the antidote to beat them.
“It is a cup final, anything can happen like a red card. They can prepare the final better, they can make a strategy we did not expect. In one game, anything can happen.
“Normally the better team wins but a decision of the referee could make the difference. In the Premier League you have another chance and can be more relaxed, but this is completely different.”
The Hornets will be looking forward to the occasion, hoping to break their trophy drought of not winning an FA Cup since their conception as a club.