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“The truth is…” – Julian Alvarez reveals Manchester City and Pep Guardiola’s main objective for 2024



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Manchester City forward Julian Alvarez has outlined the club’s main ambition for the new year, after an historic 2023.

The 23-year-old was part of the Manchester City side which won five trophies in 2023, including becoming the first team since Manchester United in 1999 to complete the treble – winning the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup.

Alvarez, who also won the FIFA World Cup with Argentina in December 2022, has also won the FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup since moving to the Etihad Stadium.

The Argentine international has made 77 appearances for Manchester City to date, and has operated as an attacking midfielder in the absence of Kevin De Bruyne during the first half of the campaign.

Alvarez scored twice in the Club World Cup Final and has also been the scoresheet during City’s past two Premier League wins, netting against both Everton and Sheffield United.

The striker’s goal on Saturday helped Manchester City move to third in the Premier League table, just five points off leaders Liverpool with a game in hand.

Guardiola’s side are looking to win the Premier League title for a record-breaking fourth successive season; with Manchester City also preparing to begin their FA Cup defence, and having reached the knockout stages of the Champions League after a faultless performance in Group G.

Speaking ahead of the new year, Alvarez revealed Manchester City’s ambition for 2024, vowing that the team would try to emulate last season’s success.

“Now our goal is to win them all over again,” revealed the Argentine.

“But to be – in a short time – world champion with the club and with the Argentinian national team is a source of pride. It is something that I’ve dreamed of dreams of since childhood and having achieved this gives me a lot of satisfaction.

“The truth is that I have achieved the most important titles that a player can achieve and at only 23 years-old.

“But my mentality is to continue doing it this way, to do what I love, to play football and what makes me happy is being on the field.

“And obviously you have to compete to win. And the desire now is to continue doing the same and try to win (these titles) again, because the feeling of having achieved all these things is very nice. So I’m going to try my best to feel that again.”