Manchester City will be focused on the UEFA Champions League clash against Real Madrid after FA Cup elimination in the hands of Arsenal, according to manager Pep Guardiola.
The Cityzens were hoping to win a treble this season after losing the premier league title to Liverpool but are left with just the EFL Cup this season so far, following a lacklustre 2-0 loss to Arsenal in Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final.
Guardiola’s men hold a 2-1 advantage from the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu back in February and, ahead of Tuesday’s Premier League game at Watford, Guardiola rejected the suggestion he might allow the players a break at the end of the domestic season.
“No, no, no – we’ll have two days after the game against Watford but after we will make two weeks of training sessions,” Guardiola said, with his team guaranteed a second-place finish behind Liverpool.
“These two games – we are going to make some changes, some that played the semi-final are not going to play. We are going to play the next two games. I will try to let them all of them play. We will see what happens.”