Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has admitted that their historic Treble has taken a toll on everyone at the club, including himself.
Guardiola was speaking after City earned a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Brighton to end a run of two Premier League defeats.
However, the champions were far from their fluent best against Roberto De Zerbi’s side, with Guardiola acknowledging there is a hangover from last season’s heroics.
“The Treble had an influence on all of us, me included. So we need to be there, arriving in the final moments at the end of the season, being close to the opponents, and trying to do it again.
“I said many times that no one has won four Premier League titles in a row, never ever, so that shows how difficult it is. But now it’s important to be there, especially in the Champions League, to qualify for the next round,” Guardiola said.