Man City insider lifts lid on what happened in treble celebrations
A feeling of elation – and exhaustion – filled the Manchester City dressing room on the completion of an unprecedented treble of domestic trophies, according to City’s physio, Eduardo Álvarez.
City’s FA Cup triumph came with a 6-0 victory against Watford at Wembley – a joint-record scoreline in the competition – and Álvarez says it was just reward for a gruelling campaign.
“The feeling we all had after winning the FA Cup was one of exhaustion and happiness,” he told La Nueva Espana.
“We all need a break because it’s been a really long season and harder than the previous campaign. The emotional pressure was enourmous.”
“Noel Gallagher came down to the dressing room after the game to celebrate with us,” he said of the scenes in the Wembley dressing room after beating Watford. “He starting singing a song and we all joined in with ‘Wonderwall’. It was great to sing such a big song with the guy who wrote it.”
Guardiola has won five major trophies at the Etihad and fought off competition from Liverpool to win the most exciting Premier League title race this decade by a single point.
And Álvarez says the bond between the players in City’s dressing room was the key to their success.
“The players end up knowing everything about you and you know everything about them,” he explained. “They’re superstars, but normal guys at the same time.”
“Mendy is the heart and soul of the dressing room, a joker, but in there there’s a bit of everyting. A good range of characters. We’ve got a great group of guys and that was key to achieving our objectives.”
“He’s the hero,” he added. “They sing his name at all the games. It’s incredible what he’s doing with this team in England.”