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“I am so proud of this club” – Pep Guardiola glows following Club World Cup triumph



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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has glowed over the successes of his squad following their Club World Cup triumph in Jeddah on Friday evening.

A dominant performance over an impressive and bold Fluminense team saw Manchester City emerge as 4-0 winners to cap off a successful week’s work in the Saudi Arabian city, bringing home their fifth trophy of the calendar year.

A goal after just 40 seconds set Manchester City on their way, before an own goal, a strike from Phil Foden, and a Julian Alvarez effort in the dying embers of the game to make it a brace for the Argentine claimed a 4-0 win for the Premier League champions.

That win made it two more trophies on top of Manchester City’s historic Treble last season, while Pep Guardiola became the first manager in the history of the game to win four FIFA Club World Cup trophies – overtaking Carlo Ancelotti’s three.

Speaking following the 4-0 victory over Brazilian giants Fluminense, claiming Manchester City’s first ever FIFA Club World Cup crown, Pep Guardiola told the media of his pride in bringing the success to the Etihad Stadium following years of hard work.

As quoted by, Guardiola explained, “I am so proud of this Club. What we have done is an outstanding achievement. To win this trophy is to be the best team in the world and our players, our coaches, our backroom staff, all of them work hard every single day to bring us this success.”

He continued, “As a manager it is what I am most proud of; that we are always there. No matter how much we win, no matter what trophies we lift, we are there again to fight for the next one.

“To win the Treble was truly special, but to win two more trophies and now hold these five major titles shows the unique mentality of this team, of the Club and its fans. It is something no other English team has ever achieved and we will always remember this incredible time we spent together.”

Manchester City will arrive back in the north-west of England in the early hours of Saturday morning, as they take a day off from training ground activities before putting together their work ahead of the Premier League clash with Everton post-Boxing Day.