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Dunne: 'City are in an incredible moment'

Dunne: 'City are in an incredible moment'
Richard Dunne says City are in ‘an incredible moment’ in the wake of Saturday’s superb FA Cup quarter-final triumph at Everton.

An impressive 2-0 victory at Goodison Park not only sealed a fourth semi-final place in five years but also saw Pep Guardiola’s side establish another Club record.

City have now gone an incredible 17 consecutive games away from home unbeaten and our latest success sent us into the March international break still very much in the hunt for all four major trophies.

As well as having an FA Cup semi-final to look forward to, we top the Premier League by 14 points, face Spurs in next month’s Carabao Cup final and will tackle Borussia Dortmund in the last eight of the Champions League.

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It’s a mouth-watering prospect and one that’s testament to quality and consistency of Guardiola’s squad.

And speaking on Saturday’s latest matchday edition of We’re Not Really Here, former City skipper Dunne said the scene was set for a defining and potentially unforgettable finale to the season.

“City are in an incredible moment,” Dunne declared.

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“The players know they are on the cusp of something amazing.

“To have potentially three cup finals and a league to win it is so exciting for the players and us.

“Looking ahead to Wembley, our record there is really good. You don't want to lose there. City have enjoyed some great days at the stadium.”

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Dunne’s excitement at the prospects looking ahead to April and May were shared by Saturday’s fellow We’re Not Really Here guest, Paul Dickov.

“(It’s going to be) a big five or six weeks,” the former City and Scotland striker enthused.

“I can’t wait for the Dortmund games. Everyone is playing well, Leicester, Villa and Leeds then of course (we’ve got) another Cup final.

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“Pep will probably need a break, but he will be planning for the next five games.”

After what has been a relentless and draining schedule since November, the domestic programme now takes a fortnight’s break with 2022 World Cup qualifiers taking centre stage.

The only concern for Dunne and Dickov was that our international contingent come back fit and healthy – and that the hiatus doesn’t affect our rhythm and continuity.

“You miss the league and the Cup. I don’t think it is the right time to be playing international games,” Dunne added.

“Hopefully they continue the good form, and everyone comes back fit.”

Dickov echoed his former team-mate’s observations, adding: “The players will probably want to keep playing.

“(You’ve got the) Premier League and the Dortmund game. It's the worst time to go away I think.”

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