Adding to their legacy is extra motivation for the Manchester City squad

The opportunity to add to their already sizable legacy is serving as motivation for the Manchester City squad. Pep Guardiola’s team has already established themselves as the most dominant team in English football over the past 6 seasons while also adding a host of other trophies along the way. It is a testament to the hunger and determination of the Manchester City squad that they keep coming back for more every season.

But this season sees the world champions with an opportunity to add yet another historical feat to their legacy. While Pep Guardiola played down talk of repeating the treble they won a season ago, they are in contention for the Premier League, FA Cup, and UEFA Champions League once again. They head into this week with two crucial games against Real Madrid and Chelsea, which are vital to their chances of repeating the astounding feat this season. Two defeats will see them crash out of the UEFA Champions League and FA Cup. But two victories will see talk of possibly repeating the treble ramp up.

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Speaking before Manchester City’s clash with Real Madrid tomorrow at the Etihad Stadium, Bernardo Silva explained that the chance to create a legacy is motivation for the Manchester City squad. Bernardo told the media: “It is inspiration and motivation because we know how well this team has done. This is my seventh season. We want to create that legacy. We want six Premier Leagues in seven years and four Premier Leagues in a row, we want to win two Champions League in a row. It’s definitely motivation knowing it is difficult because in one week we could be out of all the competitions but we are fighting and we want to be a step closer.”

If Pep Guardiola’s side were to complete back to back trebles, it would arguably be their greatest achievement during Manchester City’s recent era of dominance. But they must first beat Real Madrid at the Etihad and Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday to keep that opportunity alive. The champions are also top of the Premier League, but with 6 games remaining, it is too far out to contemplate another Manchester City league title just yet.

But the chance to achieve something historic and add to their legacy fuels the Manchester City squad. They will take some stopping over the final weeks of the season given what they could potentially achieve this campaign.

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