Manual Akanji then he fixed his eyes on the treble Manchester City It took a big step towards becoming only the second British side to achieve this feat.
City He was ruthlessly pushed aside to power up next month’s Champions League final after beating 14-time European king Real Madrid 4-0 on Wednesday.
With the team on the verge of its fifth win Premier League A glorious end to the season is in the cards, with six seasons leading up to the championship and the FA Cup final.
Claiming all three trophies would allow them to emulate the success of their rivals Manchester United – coincidentally their FA Cup rivals at Wembley – in 1999.
City defender Akanji, who has joined the club since 2019 Borussia Dortmund He said in September: “We need to win the Premier League first. That’s what we can do over the weekend and hopefully we’ll do that.
“Then there are two finals and we want to win both.
“It would be incredible. My first season here. It’s the best team I’ve ever played and we were really confident in the second part of the season.
“I think we did a really good job, but we have to keep it up until the end.”
Sunday’s victory over Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium would see City clinch the Premier League with two matches.
Manager Pep Guardiola would have the luxury of resting or rotating the players before the finals against United on June 3 and Inter Milan a week later in Istanbul.
Their stunning performance against Real as they smashed the most successful club in European competition history to a 5-1 overall win keeps their chances of completing all three very low.
“It’s a great feeling,” said Swiss defender Akanji, who was responsible for City’s third goal, after he was diverted by a sudden header by Eder Militao. “From the first minute we stepped on the field, we had full confidence in ourselves.
“I think we’ve had some pretty impressive wins at home in all the qualifiers. That shows how good we are here and now we have to do that over the weekend to bring home the Premier League and then the other two titles.”
Bernardo Silva marked City’s victory with two goals in the first half and Julian Alvarez finished the course late.