Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says the pressure of having to win every game could boost his side’s chances of securing a historic quadruple this season (City 9/4 to win Champions League).
City face a clogged-up fixture schedule between now and the end of the season as they attempt to make history by winning all three domestic trophies and the Champions League.
On top of their remaining Premier League fixtures, City will face Tottenham in the Champions League quarter-finals and Brighton in the FA Cup’s last four, and there can be no slip ups (4/11 to win FA Cup).
Even so Guardiola, believes his side have the mental strength to cope with the pressure and come out on top in all four competitions.
“For the semi-final and for the Champions League, being in the position in the Premier League where you know if you don’t win you are going to lose the Premier League, maybe that’s going to help us for the other competitions,” said Guardiola.
“If you are 10 points in front you can maybe be a little more selective. But now there’s no other option, we don’t have any other choice, so every game we have to win, if not you drop that competition.
“So that’s why sometimes to play with that pressure is nice, it’s necessary to get the best out of ourselves.”
Liverpool moved two points clear at the top of the Premier League as a last-gasp own goal handed them a 2-1 win over Tottenham at Anfield on Sunday (City 4/9 to win Premier League).
However Jurgen Klopp’s men have played a game more meaning the Premier League title remains in City’s hands.
Odds subject to change.