The City boss was quick to dismiss any suggestions his side could win all four trophies on offer this season
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Midfielder Bernardo Silva is hoping Manchester City can reward their fans with some silverware after they booked their place in the last four of the Carabao Cup with a penalty shoot-out victory at Leicester.
The Portugal international scored a first-half opener for the runaway Premier League leaders, only for Leicester to level in the sixth minute of added-time with a controversial Jamie Vardy penalty to send the game to extra-time.
Claudio Bravo was the hero, saving from Riyad Mahrez to send the Blues through to the semi-finals.
City look unstoppable in the league, but Silva was taking nothing for granted.
"It's been a great first half of the season and I hope we can keep doing our job, keep winning games because this team deserves to keep winning because of the way we play and the spirit," he told Sky Sports Football.
"We will keep working hard to keep giving our fans victories and at the end of the season we will try and celebrate something."
City boss Pep Guardiola was "so happy" to see his young side progress but ruled out a potential quadruple.
"Forget about it. That is not going to happen," said the Spaniard.
When asked about the penalty, which saw Kyle Walker harshly penalised for fouling Demarai Gray, Guardiola preferred to focus on the positives.
"We will see if it's a penalty or not but what I liked the most is how we reacted and overcame that situation," he added. "That's a good sign for our future."
Claude Puel was disappointed to see Leicester bow out of the competition but pleased with his side's response following Saturday's 3-0 defeat at home to struggling Crystal Palace.
"It was a very good game between two good teams. It's a disappointment of course but there are no regrets as we gave our best," said the Foxes boss.
"We had a lot of chances to score tonight and I like this positive outlook and we got a response after the last game."