Guardiola bracing up for a crucial week

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola reckons the upcoming will be pivotal in his side’s chase for the quadruple.

The Citizens face a huge task of overturning a 1-0 deficit when they host Spurs in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday.

They then host Spurs who are fighting for a place in the top four before a big showdown at Old Trafford in the Manchester United on 24 April.

“If we don’t win these games, we will be out in two competitions, They are finals for us,” said Guardiola.

“I had that feeling from weeks ago as well, not just for this week.”

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Man City have secured the League Cup and are in the final of the FA Cup, in which they will face Watford on 18 May, as they also continue to challenge for the Champions League.

They are currently two points behind Liverpool with a game in hand and would retain the Premier League crown if they win their remaining five fixtures.

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 09: Fernandinho of Manchester City battles for possession with Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 09, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

They are aiming to become the first English club to win all four trophies in one campaign.

Guardiola told BBC: “All the games are tough. We don’t have a rest. We play nine, 10 or 11 games more than Liverpool and I love this challenge.”

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