Pep Guardiola with an unwavering determination has finally clinched the highly coveted Champions League trophy marking a significant milestone in Manchester City‘s illustrious history.
City became just the second team in Premier League history to win the Treble after Manchester United in 1998/99.
Rodri’s brilliant strike in the 69th minute secured the dramatic and hard-fought 1-0 victory for Guardiola’s side over Inter Milan at the Olympic Ataturk Stadium late on Saturday night, ensuring Manchester City was crowned European champions for the first time.
“Sometimes it looks like this competition this year, this final was written in the stars,” Guardiola reflected after the match.
“The goal, the chances they had. Ederson’s save where in extra-time you could lose the game.”
“I will be the same person and we will be the same team and we will be the same Club. Today was our year, but in the past to do it of course we are incredibly satisfied to achieve something unique, the Treble for this club”, the Spaniard said.
Despite facing criticism, Guardiola sarcastically brushed off suggestions that the Champions League was his Achilles’ heel at City. With a contract extension until 2025, the Catalan coach remains determined to bring more European success to the Etihad, captivating fans with his unwavering ambition.
The 52-year-old’s impressive tenure at City boasts 14 major trophies since joining the club in 2016, comprising five Premier League titles, two FA Cups, four League Cups, two Community Shields and including the Champions League.
The upcoming season also presents the opportunity to further expand his collection, with a potential seven additional titles up for grabs, including the Community Shield, UEFA Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup.
City’s historic Treble achievement saw Guardiola repeat the iconic feat he first achieved as Barcelona manager during the 2008/09 season, making him the only manager to win the famous European Treble with two different clubs.