Manchester City’s young midfielder Phil Foden feels the club have the depth within the first-team squad to compete for a historic quadruple during the ongoing campaign. The Citizens recently kept the dream alive of winning all four competitions after they secured a 4-1 triumph over League Two Newport County on the road in the FA Cup fifth round.
Speaking to BBC Sport following the game, Foden remained positive about the club’s chances of claiming a quadruple which has not been done by any English top-flight team. He added that the task won’t be easy with the congested schedule to contend with, although manager Pep Guardiola has the squad depth to keep the team competitive across four fronts.
Foden was unquestionably the star performer during the Citizens’ trip to Rodney Parade where he bagged two brilliant goals including one before injury time when Newport were looking at a shock comeback after Padraig Amond made the scores 2-1 in the 88th minute.
The Mancunian giants will now shift their focus to the Champions League round of 16 first leg clash at Schalke on Wednesday night and Guardiola will be hoping that the team can produce a strong performance to enhance their qualification prospects before the return meeting next month.
Thereafter, the Citizens have a League Cup final against Chelsea at the Wembley Stadium on Sunday and the match should be an interesting watch, given the Blues were recently embarrassed 6-0 by the Citizens during the Premier League meeting at the Etihad.
Maurizio Sarri’s team should certainly come up with a much better performance from that humiliating performance in Manchester and the onus will be on the Citizens to establish their dominance once more to retain the League Cup crown.