- Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City can win five titles this campaign
- They have already won Community Shield and EFL Cup this season
- The Citizens are still in contention for the EPL, Champions League and FA Cup
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted that his side are targeting all five titles available for grabs this campaign.
The Citizens are still in contention for three more titles this campaign, having won the Community Shield before the start of the season.
And two months back defeated Chelsea to win the EFL Cup second time on a bounce as they eye Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup titles this term.
The EPL defending champions travel to north London for their UCL quarterfinal first leg clash against Tottenham Hotspur later today.
And the Spaniard born tactician was quoted by SunSport saying: "It is the question I would like to have an answer to. People say we won one title, the Carabao Cup, but what about the Community Shield?
"We have won two titles this season, with three to play. That is what we believe. But the people say all the time ‘just one title, one title’. It was nice to win it — but nobody counts it."
The publication also made reference to former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho, who counter the Shield as one of the titles he won during his first season at Old Trafford.
And Guardiola even jokingly threatened that if people do not count it as a trophy, City will stay on their holidays for an extra week in future rather than play in it.
The City boss added: "If we win the Premier League, we are not going to play the Community Shield next season.
"We will have longer holidays in the summer and we will be fresh for the Premier League and Champions League. In Spain, in Germany, the Super Cup is an important trophy.
“We won that title, the Community Shield — it is a Super Cup in the rest of Europe, in the world. That is what it is. You work for a prestigious newspaper, The Sun — you can go and ask the question.”
Ahead of his side's crucial Champions League tie, Guardiola said: "The stadium is what it is. But in the Champions League, in all the away games, the supporters support the team more than ever.
"It’s the second time Spurs play at home, so we know exactly what we are going to face. It’s in our hands how we handle it.
"If we want to make a step forward as a club, as a team, we have to know how to handle these situations. If we don’t, it’s because we are still not prepared.”
City have won 13 out of their last 14 games in all tourneys - and lifting the Carabao Cup in the process after a winning penalty shootout following a 0-0 draw with Chelsea in the final.
Guardiola's men will be wary of fellow Premier League outfit having been bundled out of the competition last year by Liverpool at the last eight stage.
Man City are currently second on the EPL table with just two points behind Jurgen Klopp's men with one match in hand.
Should they win all remaining matches this campaign, they will beat the Reds to the title at the end of the season.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Tottenham welcome Manchester City to their new stadium for their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal first leg clash on Tuesday, April 9.
The two teams are no aliens to each other in the Premier League, but this is the very first time they will be clashing at the top European championship.
Spurs reached the last eight stage after producing impressive performances in the round of 16 - beating Borussia Dortmund 4-0 on aggregate.
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