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Bernardo opens up on Man City's quadruple chances and eclipsing Man Utd record


Bernardo Silva says Manchester City’s players have their sights firmly fixed on an unprecedented Quadruple trophy haul this season.

City are looking to eclipse local rivals Manchester United – who achieved an historic Treble in 1999 – by becoming the first English club to scoop all four trophies available.

Pep Guardiola’s side are 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League, in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, the final of the Carabao Cup and have one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals after a 2-0 first-leg away win against Borussia Monchengladbach.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s United won the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup in 1999, but Bernardo reckons City can go one better by adding the Carabao Cup to make it a clean sweep of all four trophies.



Bernardo Silva netted against Borussia Moenchengladbach

After scoring the opener in City’s victory on Wednesday, their 19 th consecutive win in all competitions, Bernardo said: “Of course we’re going to try to win the Champions League.

“We know we have good momentum, but this is just the last 16. We’re going to try and do well in the second-leg to go through to the quarter-finals.

“Then we have the Premier League, the FA Cup, the Carabao Cup. It’s going to be a tough season, but we are going to try to win them all.

“We’re happy with the win and we congratulated each other, but now it’s on to the next one. Nothing is done yet.”

Next up for City is Saturday lunchtime’s visit of West Ham to the Etihad Stadium, the Hammers enjoying their best-ever Premier League campaign, with David Moyes’ side currently fourth.



Pep Guardiola could win the quadruple with Man City

Benardo knows that will be a stern test as City look to continue their remarkable run and make it 20 straight wins in all competitions, with Guardiola’s side currently unbeaten in 26.

“We have a very tough game in the Premier League and we have to prepare for that well,” said Bernardo.

“It’s 19 games winning in all competitions, so we have got to keep this momentum as long as we can.

“It’s true that we don’t have much time to prepare, but it’s been like this since the last six or eight months. We’re used to it and we know how tough it is.

“We have four competitions to play, we need to be 100 per cent in all of them and now we have three days to prepare for West Ham in the Premier League and we’re going to get ready.”

Bernardo hailed City’s formidable defence, which has conceded just six goals in their relentless 19-game winning run.

“It’s the key to winning competitions, to have a solid defence, a solid team that doesn’t concede many chances or goals,” said Bernardo.

“We’re happy with how solid our defenders, goalkeeper and midfielders are, and everyone helps from the striker to the goalkeeper.

“It’s very important to be solid and try and concede as few goals as you can if you want to be successful.





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