Pep Guardiola explains his hilarious next target if Manchester City win the treble
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Pep Guardiola has joked that he will stay on as Manchester City manager to help the club score a goal away to Tottenham.
If the side are able to lift all three trophies, they will become the second club to have ever done so after rivals Manchester United in 1999.
It could be argued that it's hard to kick on from winning a treble, but Guardiola, speaking to Sky Sports, had one particular target in mind.
"Score a goal against Spurs away," he joked, as the interviewer laughed.
When asked if the feat was possible, Guardiola put his hands together and looked to the skies before adding: "I will stay because I want to beat Spurs away."
City have famously struggled against Tottenham under Guardiola's stewardship, most recently losing 1-0 in North London earlier this season.
Spurs also beat City at home in 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22 - 2-0, 2-0 and 1-0 respectively - meaning City have failed to score against the side away from home for the last four seasons under the Spaniard.
City also lost 1-0 to what appears to be their bogey side away from home in the Champions League quarter-finals in 2019, famously going onto win 4-3 in the return leg at the Etihad but losing overall on away goals.
The results mean City have failed to score at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. For good measure, City lost 2-0 against the side in 2016 at White Hart Lane, with their last goal away to Spurs coming in 2018, a year they won twice when Tottenham were stuck at Wembley.
Guardiola clearly feels passionately about the record and is well aware having brought it up in the interview. His side have just won the league and could win the treble and he wanted to talk about Tottenham.
The clubs are heading in different directions with City on the verge of history and Spurs in freefall, so maybe he'll get the win he desires most next season.