Manuel Pellegrini has insisted he will not be dwelling on his first trophy as Manchester City manager after a 3-1 victory over Sunderland in the League Cup final.
Wonder strikes from Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri were added to by Jesus Navas’ late goal as the Blues came from behind to lift the trophy for the first time since 1976.
Despite the jubilant scenes at the final whistle the Chilean remained focussed on the job in hand, as City still maintain slim hopes of an unprecedented quadruple.
“We are the only club that has the chance to continue trying to win all the competitions and this gives us a lot of confidence,” he said.
“We wanted this trophy but I don’t think that anybody can think that is enough. I don’t think for top players or important clubs, you are satisfied with one trophy.”
The trophy is Pellegrini’s first outside his native South America and should instil further confidence into his squad for the rest of the season.
Man-of-the-match Nasri said that the players remain optimistic of a clean sweep, starting next weekend in the FA Cup against Wigan- the team that beat them in the final last year.
“We want to win everything,” Nasri said.
“We’re going to compete for the league, the FA Cup and we’re going to try to make something in the Champions League.”
City are now six points behind league leaders Chelsea with two games in hand but require a three-goal swing against Barcelona to stay in the Champions League.
Winning all four trophies seems a slim possibility, but Toure was happy to banish the demons of their last Wembley visit and reflect on what he described as his best ever goal.
“I think so, yes,” the Ivorian said when asked if it was his most memorable strike.
“It was important as well. We needed to win today. The final is only one game and you need to enjoy it – but you need to win.”
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