PEP GUARDIOLA says Manchester City’s glittering haul of EIGHT trophies out of nine may never be repeated.
Goals from Sergio Aguero and Rodri proved to be enough to see off Aston Villa and clinch a third-straight Carabao Cup.
It means City have now won the last six pieces of domestic silverware, including Community Shields.
And Pep believes his trophy-laden side are putting down a legacy their rivals and the club’s next generation of stars will struggle to live up to.
He said: “The important thing is that everyone knows we have responsibility to win the titles, eight from nine is something remarkable.
“We have won the last six. It is incredible. It would be so difficult for anyone to do it again — not just us but our opponents.
“What we’d like to give to this organisation for the future is, what we’ve done helps the club to know if we did it, they have to do it, to win titles as this group of players have done.
“Sergio Aguero has won 13 since he was here. His legacy for the new strikers coming will have to compare to his high standard — if you want to compete in Europe you have to do that.”
Yet Guardiola told his players there is no time to enjoy the moment as they are back in FA Cup action on Wednesday night.
The holders travel to Sheffield Wednesday in the fifth round.
They are also going well in the Champions League after a 2-1 last-16 first-leg win over Real Madrid in the Bernabeu last week.
Boss Guardiola added: “There is no time to rest or celebrate.
“I think when you review what you have done in the last nine competitions, it’s because this group has something special.
“It’s not just about one title. Sometimes you win a title and then you don’t win until a long time.”
Guardiola has now won 30 trophies in his 11-year managerial career.
He said: “Of course I’m so pleased but for the incredible group of people — Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City.
“I’ll always be grateful to have been part of it. They are incredible numbers in a short time. I’m so pleased.”
Aguero’s early strike and a Rodri header put City in command before Mbwana Samatta halved the deficit.
Aguero said: “I am so happy for the goal but I am happy because we have won the cup.
“I want to say thanks for the club, because when I came here my aim was to win titles and now I am so happy because it is one more title and I am happy because it is good progress.”
Rodri added: “We never thought it was over. They are a very tough team to play as they are tall and strong and we knew we couldn’t give up.
“We conceded the goal and then suffered towards the end but I am happy for the team. It has not been easy for us this year but it is the second title of the season.”