Stuart Pearce hopes Man City’s season doesn’t ‘implode’ after Spurs defeat

first_img Fernando Llorente scored the crucial goal to send Spurs through ADVICE Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars It was a disastrous result for City manager Pep Guardiola, who was brought to the club three years ago primarily to help them lift the European Cup – his wait, and theirs, goes on.Such a defeat has come at a pivotal time in their campaign – while hopes of a mythical quadruple are now over, a domestic treble is still on the cards.The League Cup winners are one point behind Liverpool in the Premier League title race, but have a game in hand, and must look to win their five remaining games to beat the Reds to the crown.They also still have a FA Cup final against Watford to look forward to on May 18. BEST OF shining REPLY huge blow Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 2 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move And Pearce hopes the psychological blow of Wednesday’s roller-coaster defeat will not turn City’s campaign upside down.“There was this talk of the quadruple, but I never felt it was possible,” said the former Citizens manager on Thursday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“It’s just too much of an ask, there are too many games. There is no way any team in England can win the quadruple. Maybe a foreign side, but not in England with the intensity of the matches.“I just hope their season doesn’t implode. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? The Man City boss has faced taunts of ‘Fraudiola’ again after his latest European failure LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 2 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won “They’ve got a couple of big games coming up – Tottenham in the league and Manchester United away as well. They are tough, tough games.“But they’ve still won the League Cup and they’re in the FA Cup final, so that isn’t bad!“I still think they’ve had a wonderful season and if they get their hands on the Premier League…“That will depend, I think, on how much the double-legged semi-final takes away from Liverpool.”Listen back to Stuart Pearce on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast above! no dice REVEALED REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Stuart Pearce has told talkSPORT he hopes Manchester City’s season doesn’t ‘implode’ after their dramatic Champions League quarter-final defeat to Tottenham.City crashed out of Europe in stunning fashion on Wednesday night, as Raheem Sterling saw his stoppage-time winner ruled out by VAR, which meant Spurs went through on away goals after drawing 4-4 over the two legs.Fans were put through the wringer by their teams in a game packed with highs and lows, but eventually it was Tottenham who prevailed with three crucial goals at the Etihad.last_img read more