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“Obviously” – Julian Alvarez sends ominous warning to Manchester City’s rivals over ambitions



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Julian Alvarez has sent an ominous warning to Manchester City’s rivals for major honours this season over the club’s ambitions in the coming months.

The Argentina star bagged a brace for himself in Wednesday night’s relatively routine victory over Vincent Kompany’s Burnley at the Etihad Stadium, combining with midfield duo Matheus Nunes and Kevin De Bruyne.

The 24-year-old’s two goal contributions on his birthday now means that he moves level with Erling Haaland on 24 goal contributions for the ongoing season as he stands-in for the Norway superstar during his road to full fitness following injury.

While that victory keeps Manchester City within touching distance of their Premier League title rivals this season, it now appears as though the reigning Treble winners have their eyes on a lot more than just a fourth successive English top-flight award.

Speaking exclusively to GOAL on the subject of a back-to-back Treble this season, Julian Alvarez stressed his belief that it is an achievable goal for Manchester City given the quality and experience of the group tasked with the upcoming months.

“Yes, obviously I think we can,” Alvarez stressed. “In the final few months of the season, we’re fighting for all the competitions, we’re good as a group and I think we can do it.”

Alvarez continued, “I have that feeling, but it’s not just him and his demands, it’s a bit of us too. We’re very competitive and we always want to go for more and that’s what we’re doing this season, trying to do it again.”

Manchester City hold a recovery session on Thursday before turning their attentions immediately towards next week’s meeting with Brentford in London – a side that they failed to take a single point off last season, despite their astronomical successes.

City travel to the Brentford Community Stadium on Monday night in a fixture that marks the start of a hectic February fixture list including the first-leg of their UEFA Champions League last-16 tie with FC Copenhagen.