Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson believes that his team can win the quadruple this season. City have had a terrific season so far and have a strong chance of defending the Premier League title this season. They have already won the League Cup and are in the semi-finals of the FA Cup. The competition which Manchester City may find hardest to win is the Champions League. Pep Guardiola’s side are in the quarter-finals where they take on Tottenham Hotspur. If they qualify, City have a tough task ahead in the semi-finals as they could face any of Ajax or Juventus, not to forget there is the possibility of facing the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Barcelona in the final if they reach there.
City have a good chance of winning the quadruple this season and Ederson certainly thinks so too. However, the goalkeeper feels that attaining this feat will be difficult. The Brazilian said, “It is the most difficult month of the season and most crucial as well. We have a lot of important games ahead but I think the team is ready. The international break has been very good for the team to recover some players, so we are ready and focused on what we have ahead.”
Ederson also said that his team has learned from their Champions League quarter-final defeat to Liverpool. He said, “We know that in the Champions League and the knockout competitions, you can’t make any mistakes. In the first game against Liverpool [last season], we made some and it cost us the tie. But now I think we are more experienced, we are more mature and we know that we can’t afford to make any mistakes in those crucial games. I think [the Champions League] is a dream we can achieve. Obviously there are some big teams that have been knocked out, but that means the teams in their place were better than them. It is a goal for us to win the competition but first we need to go through in the next round – the quarter-finals, reach the final and hopefully win the title. But again, we are aware how difficult it is going to be. The team is ready and obviously we will be very happy if we manage to win the competition.”
Manchester City play Fulham at Craven Cottage today and will hope to go to the top of table by beating Scott Parker’s boys.