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Pep Guardiola has expressed doubt that Manchester City will be able to repeat their treble-winning season from last year. Guardiola stated that the likelihood of City winning the treble this season is only 0.01% because it has never been done before. He emphasized the difficulty of achieving such a feat and mentioned that even Manchester United, who won a treble in the past, couldn't do it again. Guardiola also urged caution to his team ahead of their match against Everton, stating that winning their previous five games is no guarantee of future success.
"This is a fairytale, it's more complicated than that," Guardiola told a news conference on Friday.
City are currently favorites to win the Premier League, Champions League, and FA Cup this season after lifting all three trophies last year. However, Guardiola downplayed the team's chances of achieving another treble, saying that everything is so difficult in the business of football and that past successes do not guarantee future results. He expressed his hope that City will still be in contention for titles in March and April and that this is the team's target.
"Hopefully we arrive in March and April with the same feeling to fight for the titles in May. This is the target."