Micah Richards: Why I am worried Manchester City won’t win the treble

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Former Manchester City defender Micah Richards has said he is worried Manchester City won’t win the treble this season.

Manchester City are challenging to win the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League.

“I don’t think they’re going to do the treble,” Richards said. “I am worried about that game [vs Real Madrid].

“I’m worried. I’m worried, man. I’m worried. I’ve got to be honest – I am worried about them, I wrote off Real Madrid last season.

“In the right moments, they know how to get it done. The only thing is now, the second leg is at the Etihad, it’s not at the Bernabeu. That could be the difference.”

Put to him that City ‘battered’ Real Madrid last season and deserved to go through, Richards hit back arguing so did Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea, the two sides they had knocked out in the rounds prior. 

“Yeah, but so did PSG, so did Chelsea – it was at the right moments,” Richards added. “I don’t think so (Guardiola allowing lightning to strike twice].

“The double, the double [City will win],’ he said. ‘I don’t think the treble.”