Xavi backs Pep to succeed
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Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi believes Manchester City can win everything this season under the guidance of Pep Guardiola.
Guardiola took charge of the former Premier League champions this summer, ending a three-year spell at Bayern Munich, and much was expected from the Spanish tactician.
The 45-year-old's CV is seriously impressive, having won 14 major trophies with Barcelona before helping the Bavarians to seven pieces of silverware in what has been an impressive start to management.
Champions League success was achieved with the Catalans on two occasions and City fans will be hoping this can be replicated for their side at some stage.
The Citizens have made a sensational start to life under Guardiola, having won all nine competitive matches, and the optimism is growing around the Etihad Stadium.
City thumped Borussia Monchengladbach 4-0 in their opening Champions League group game and Xavi, who the competition four times as a player, believes the English outfit have a great chance of lifting the trophy.
"Pep is a winner," the ex-Spain international told Goal. "He will want to win it all this season, and with the squad Manchester City have there is no reason he can't achieve that.
"He won the treble with Barcelona and he can win three or four trophies this season. He will want to win it all, of course, the league and Champions League are special - but his ambition will be to win every competition."
City still have the outside chance of doing the quadruple this season after advancing into the EFL Cup fourth round, where they will face fierce rivals Manchester United.
Guardiola's men are also sitting top of the league standings, having racked up five straight wins, and are two points clear of Everton, who have made a good start under new boss Ronald Koeman.