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Why Man City could defend UCL, but another treble is unlikely

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Pep Guardiola is a difficult man to read. The Manchester City manager can often betray a sense of false modesty, suggesting that incredible achievements are beyond his team before watching his players do what he had initially said would be impossible. Last season's treble success was a prime example of that.

Perhaps Guardiola is simply adopting the same old "mind games" that most successful bosses deploy in an attempt to ease the pressure on their teams and dial down levels of expectation. But when a top manager plays down the chances of winning, nobody quite believes them.