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Pep: Man City's treble success 'impossible to repeat

Pep Guardiola admits Manchester City’s treble success is a ‘once in a lifetime’ achievement and one impossible to repeat this season.

City became just the second English club to win a Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League treble last season, matching the feat of Manchester United during the 1998/99 campaign.

No Premier League club has ever won four titles in a row but Guardiola feels it is unwise to start talking about the title race in the opening weeks of the season.

"I don't think it's possible to do what we did last season. It's a once-in-a-lifetime," Guardiola said in his press conference.

"I said to the players, 'forget about it'. We have climbed the highest mountain with last season with what we have done. But the last two days we came down from the mountain with everyone else with the same intentions. There will be a lot of difficulties to climb to the highest possible part of the mountain.

"Our football, our behaviours and our mentality will dictate how our season will be. What we have done remains in our hearts and in our minds, how nice it was, but it's over. Every season starts from zero.

"But the history speaks for itself: when you achieve what we have done, it is impossible to repeat. We have to be aware of that and hopefully our fans and ourselves can understand how difficult it was and just try and get a good result against Burnley, against Newcastle and after that Sheffield United, game by game. No more than that."

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