When asked about the prospect of winning the first ever domestic treble in England, the Mancehster City boss interrupted the question to point out
When asked about the prospect of winning the first ever domestic treble in England, the Mancehster City boss interrupted the question to point out that it is in the men’s game that such a feat hasn’t been achieved before.
That is because Arsenal Women Football Club have already accomplished the domestic treble on four occasions, with their first dating back to the 1992/93 season.
“Men’s. The first time in men’s [football],” Guardiola said.
“The women have won it.”
Arsenal Women won four domestic trebles, in 1992/93, 2000/01, 2006/07 and 2008/09, when they won the Women’s Premier League National Division, the FA Women’s Cup and the Women’s League Cup.
The fact that Guardiola referred to the achievement drew praise from Arsenal fans with one supporter saying on Reddit: “I hate when managers I want to hate do/say things I don’t hate.”
Another admitted they were not aware of Arsenal Women’s accomplishments but wasn’t surprised Guardiola did.
“I’ll freely admit I didn’t know the Arsenal Women’s team had done that; I knew they were amongst the best on the planet but not that they’d managed a domestic treble.
“It just doesn’t shock me at all that pep would know this offhandedly.”
While others just kept it short saying “Class from Pep” and “Love this guy.”
Manchester City have already won the Carabao Cup and retained the Premier League title so far this campaign.
And ahead of their trip to Wembley, Guardiola insisted ”winning is so addictive” as they prepare to take on the Hornets.
“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.”
City face Watford in the FA Cup final (5pm) at Wembley today.