Ruben Dias dismisses complacency talk following Manchester City’s historic treble win, pledging to accomplish even greater feats with Pep Guardiola’s squad.
Dias firmly warns the squad against complacency after their historic treble win. As the team prepares for the upcoming season, he stresses that the triumph in Istanbul was merely a stepping stone toward greater achievements.
Resting on their laurels, Dias believes, would indicate a small-minded or unambitious approach.
He passionately expresses his determination to achieve more and leave a lasting mark in football history by consistently performing at the highest level and securing additional titles.
“For you to think that is all I need to achieve, you need to have a small-minded or unambitious perspective. Obviously, you could think that your job is done, ‘oh I won the Champions League, now I can hang up my boots’. But with my career, even though it has been great so far, there is so much more to do,” Rodri told reporters.
“Yes, last season was beautiful but it’s just one part. Yes, we won the Treble and it’s amazing, but there is a lot more to come. It’s ingrained in us. I have done it once and I can always do it twice, three times or four times. I want to make sure that my numbers will be good enough to be remembered for a while, if not forever.”
Ruben Dias believes Man City will build on their treble
Ruben Dias added: “One big thing at this club is to finally win the Champions League – that will mean less pressure. It’ll be something good for the team, pursuing the dream again. The pressure will come, there will be tense moments, but we’ve been there and done it. That works as an extra plus, not a minus. All of us have dedicated the time to think about it [the Treble] but maybe not too much. I chose not to.
“It was the most important thing to feel it and embrace it. We know it happened, the Treble, the titles, whatever, but know you have to forget what you have just do it again.
Ambition won’t be a problem, as the club has set out that direction. This club hires depending on personality and what kind of man you are. That is one of the reasons why that lack of ambition is never an issue,” Ruben Dias said.
As the reigning European champions gear up for the upcoming season, Pep Guardiola confronts the challenge of dealing with squad issues, notably the search for a replacement for the departed captain, Ilkay Gundogan, who joined Barcelona on a free transfer.
Ruben Dias emerges as a potential candidate to assume a leadership role within the team, and players and staff will vote on the five-man leadership group after the tour.
The Cityzens have already arrived in Tokyo for pre-season preparations and have a match against Yokohama F Marinos on July 23. They will face Bayern Munich on July 26 and Atletico Madrid on July 30.