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Manchester City Aiming Two Finals – Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling

With Liverpool having fixed the Premier League title, City’s odds of adding to their Community Shield and Carabao Cup victories this season are in the Champions League and FA Cup.

Enthusiasm Guardiola’s side will confront Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-finals, while they will convey a 2-1 lead into their Champions League most recent 16 second leg against Real Madrid.

Sterling, who scored in City’s 4-0 whipping of Liverpool on Thursday, is looking at two finals to complete the campaign.

“Hopefully, we can finish with an FA Cup final and a Champions League final,” the star attacker said, via the club’s website.

“We are a team that missed out on the Premier League and we have got to go on and try to do our best as we can in all competitions and that is the FA Cup and the Champions League.

“It is difficult seeing Liverpool take the title from us, but they have been brilliant all year.

“On Thursday, it was just another game, but it was a chance to finish high. In the Premier League we need to win all our games and finish on a high in the FA Cup and the Champions League.”

Asked how inspired City were to get one over on the 2019-2020 Premier League champs, the 25-year-old revealed to Sky Sports after the match: “They (Liverpool) have been splendid all year, we needed to have a decent game against them.

“We knew we were behind, have been disappointing at times. We had a test against the current champions to make a point and we did brilliantly. Next season started today and we did well.

“This is a team that is evolving and changing, you can see the maturity Phil (Foden) is playing with. I think in the future we have some great players.”

Guardiola will presently begin setting up his players for an outing to St Mary’s to confront Southampton on Sunday, which comes three days before a home conflict against Newcastle.

Carabao Cup victors City could wind up completing the season with three trophies in spite of passing up the Premier League, with the FA Cup and Champions League despite everything available to all throughout the following two months.

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