Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has admitted his side is exhausted ahead of the busy run of games they have from now till the end of the season.
City is still very active in three competitions as they look to win the treble.
Guardiola’s side drew 1-1 against Bayern Munich on Wednesday to secure passage to the UEFA Champions League semi-final, where they will seek revenge against Real Madrid after they were dumped out by the Spanish giants in the same stage of the competition last term.
The ‘Citizens’ will next gear up for a Wembley date with Sheffield United on Saturday, with a place in the FA Cup final on the line.
Afterward, a return to the Etihad next Wednesday for the most anticipated Premier League game of the season.
The reigning champions welcome the league leaders, Arsenal for what could be the title decider.
Three crunch games – one of those already executed – in seven days has made Guardiola admit his team are in a tough place.
Speaking to BT Sport after the game, the Spaniard said: “We are exhausted. I don’t know how we recover to play against Sheffield United (in the FA Cup semi-final).
“Now is a tough moment for the game on Saturday, but we have to play then as (Manchester) United play in the Europa League.”
Guardiola also gave his thoughts on the game as his side eliminated one of the favorites in the competition.
“We struggled in the first half. (Dayot) Upamecano broke all the lines down our left side and we struggled with (Kingsley) Coman,” he added.
“We were fortunate before the penalty miss, they had one or two chances and anything could happen but we defended well.
“The finishing from Erling was good. He is so young.
“The experience that we have in this competition, the players feel it a lot, they want to do it well.
“The second half was much, much better since minute one.”