Gary Neville has praised Manchester City for winning the EFL Cup last night. The former Manchester United player is in awe of the club so that Neville predicts a ‘golden era’ for Manchester City under Pep Guardiola.
Neville believes, after City beat Tottenham to win the Carabao Cup, that they are “out of this world”.
With a 1-0 victory over Spurs, Manchester City won their fourth consecutive Carabao Cup.
What’s more, they have defended this title for these past four years under head coach Pep Guardiola. This makes Pep the first coach to lead his team to four back-to-back EFL wins.
That’s not it, however. City also have a favourable chance to secure a treble this season. They are first-placed in the Premier League, now wrapping up soon, because of a safe 10-point lead.
They’ve even reached the Champions League semi-finals and will face Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday.
Neville Predicts a Golden Era for Manchester City under Pep
Neville said on his podcast for Sky Sports: “You just have to recognise Manchester City’s outstanding football, the outstanding achievement of winning this trophy four times on the bounce.”
Then, Neville backs his praise up by citing the statistics: “Pep Guardiola has an outstanding record in cup competitions, it’s 14 victories and one defeat in 15 finals, it’s absolutely out of this world. The football they play is magnificent, it really is.”
He hints City are headed toward a golden era under Pep’s leadership, if they aren’t already enjoying one, that is.
“I think Manchester City may have the greatest manager of all time and we’ll look back in 10, 15, 20 years’ time… just the way he has infiltrated countries, dominated football but also influenced others, I don’t think I’ve ever seen it,” he remarked.
“You look at how he’s won in three different countries, he’s now dominating in this country – he’s going to win the league title in the next few weeks, that’s three in five years and these are massive achievements.”