Noel Gallagher, a diehard Manchester City fan and Oasis legend, has expressed his belief that the club can win the treble this season. He has backed the team to match Manchester United’s feat in 1999 by winning the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League. Gallagher has total faith in his team and believes that they can win their first European Cup this season. City have one foot in the semi-final of the European Cup after beating Bayern Munich 3-0 in their quarter-final first leg tie at the Etihad. They also have an FA Cup semi-final clash with Sheffield United on the horizon, while they have their sights set on hunting down Premier League leaders Arsenal.
Gallagher has revealed that he will miss the potential Champions League final on June 10 as he will be in America for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds upcoming world tour. When asked about the potential of winning the treble by talkSPORT host Jamie O’Hara, Gallagher remarked: “You better believe it! Because we’ve got Sheffield United in the FA Cup semi-final, probably Brighton [who play Man United] in the final if we get there. And then hopefully Chelsea will somehow jam it against Real Madrid and then we’ll annihilate them and play Benfica if they somehow manage to jam it into the final. But in all seriousness though, these are the moments you live for as a football fan, we’ve got potentially 15/16 games left, all finals. This could be it.”
Former Tottenham midfielder O’Hara then posed the question as to whether Gallagher will be in attendance in Istanbul after being present in Porto in 2021 when Chelsea beat City in the Champions League final. To which Gallagher said: “Unfortunately when I booked my world tour, I forgot to factor in the flipping World Cup. So when the Champions League final is on, I am going to be in America. I don’t care though! As long as we win it, I’m not bothered about being there. If we win it, I couldn’t care less about being there.”
It’s not just Gallagher that has backed City to win the three top trophies, with talkSPORT’s Jason Cundy also expressing his belief in the team. The ex-Chelsea defender stated: “That performance tonight should send shockwaves and shivers right through the rest of Europe. What can you say about that?” He continued: “Manchester United should be worried about the treble. They should be very worried about the treble. So they’re in one semi-final almost certainly, and they’re probably going to get into the final of the FA Cup. And if everything goes to plan, they’re going to beat Arsenal to the title, so the treble – and no one’s really spoken about it – not really. I’ve spoken about Man City before when they’ve been in all four competitions late on talking about the quadruple, but it’s on by the way. United fans should be shaking in their boots.”
City’s recent performances have been impressive, with the team winning their last nine games in all competitions. Gallagher has noticed a change in the team’s mentality and believes that they are now in “trophy mode”. He said: “It looks like the players have flipped a switch now. And looking in from the outside, it looks like the players have now said about the Champions League, ‘We’re going to go win it this year, this is it’.” Gallagher believes that City are super-focused and that it’s “real” now.
Despite missing the potential Champions League final, Gallagher is excited about the prospect of his team winning the treble. He believes that these are the moments that football fans live for and that City can do it from here. Gallagher has faith in his team and is not bothered about being present at the final as long as City win it.