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Category: Pep Guardiola

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Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City can learn and refocus after humbling

• Norwich’s entire squad cost less than a City substitute• Guardiola: ‘These boys gave me the prestige I have in England’It did seem odd that, in the aftermath of Manchester City’s defeat to Norwich, there was talk of the champions needing to strengthe…

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Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City can learn and refocus after humbling

• Norwich’s entire squad cost less than a City substitute• Guardiola: ‘These boys gave me the prestige I have in England’It did seem odd that, in the aftermath of Manchester City’s defeat to Norwich, there was talk of the champions needing to strengthe…

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‘We forget they are human’ – Guardiola defends players after Norwich defeat

• Manchester City manager says title is a long way from over• ‘Things can go wrong and I must see what I can do to help them’Pep Guardiola could only put his hands up after Norwich City pulled off the shock of the season so far to leave Manchester City…

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Guardiola: Sterling is incredible but still can’t compare to Messi and Ronaldo – video

Pep Guardiola says he is ‘delighted’ with the progress of Raheem Sterling, who has become one of the most effective strikers in the Premier League under his watch. But he hopes his forward avoids reading the praise heaped on him after impressive displa…

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Shift from power to possession allows Chris Wilder to set centre-backs free | Jonathan Wilson

Sheffield United’s innovative tactics are derived from the influence of Pep Guardiola and changes in the lawsL ast Saturday, Rochdale scored a brilliant goal against Southend, working the ball from front to back in 16 rapid passes. As is the way of thi…

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Pep Guardiola ‘a little bit surprised’ by Kyle Walker’s England omission

• Defender not in Gareth Southgate’s squad for Euro qualifiers• ‘We’ll respect the decision. Kyle is coming back stronger’Pep Guardiola has admitted being a “little bit surprised” at Kyle Walker being left out of the England squad.The right-back was no…

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Jordi Cruyff on Johan: the dad who became Barcelona’s spiritual father | Sid Lowe

Before the unveiling of a statue outside Camp Nou, Jordi Cruyff talks of how his famous father shaped his life and why it did not work out at Manchester UnitedThe way Jordi Cruyff tells the story, the way his mum and dad always told it, one day Johan C…

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Pep Guardiola’s quest for control at Manchester City undermined by VAR

Football’s occasional ability to provide a wrinkle frustrates Guardiola’s dreams of order despite a dominant performanceFootball remains a magnificently capricious sport. You can crush its competitiveness with a self-perpetuating structure that leads t…

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Pep Guardiola says VAR decisions could do with ‘a little more consistency’

• Manager rues lack of predictability in judgments by officials• Mauricio Pochettino admits: ‘They were better than us’Pep Guardiola has seen last-minute Manchester City winners chalked off against Tottenham before, and said Gabriel Jesus’s disallowed …

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Pep v Poch: Spurs manager jokingly suggests one-on-one competition with Guardiola – video

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino jokingly suggested a one-on-one football competition between him and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola to determine who is better at football.The Argentinian manager also said that he believes Guardiola…

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Pep Guardiola says Mauricio Pochettino does not believe his praise is genuine

• ‘My opinion about him is high standard … he doesn’t believe me’• Guardiola’s Manchester City host Tottenham on SaturdayPep Guardiola has suggested Mauricio Pochettino refuses to take his admiration for Tottenham’s manager at face value, suggesting a …

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Mauricio Pochettino: ‘We have a way we love to play. We are brave’ | Dominic Fifield

Tottenham’s manager will not change their style as they aim to repeat last season’s wins at Manchester CityMauricio Pochettino’s patience wore thin at suggestions he, perhaps more than most managers plying their trade in the Premier League, may best kn…

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How Premier League footballers got woke

Once renowned for luxury lifestyles and bad behaviour, players are speaking out on big issues from mental health to politics“I wanted to see if anyone from our industry would speak out about the [Alabama] abortion bill, but I guess people are too scare…

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Pep Guardiola calls Manchester City ‘sloppy’ despite 5-0 win – video

Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City got their season off to a winning start with a 5-0 victory at West Ham United. Despite the scoreline, City manager Pep Guardiola was unconvinced by what he saw from his players in the first half, callin…

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Manuel Pellegrini says Manchester City committed tactical fouls in rout

• West Ham boss says City disrupted his team’s flow deliberately • Sterling scores hat-trick in victory in east LondonManuel Pellegrini accused Manchester City of making repeated tactical fouls during West Ham’s 5-0 thrashing by the champions at the Lo…

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Manchester City expect Leroy Sané to be out for six months with knee injury

• Forward suffered ACL damage during Community Shield victory• Pep Guardiola: ‘Hopefully in February or March he can be back’Leroy Sané could be ruled out until March by the knee injury he suffered in Manchester City’s Community Shield win over Liverpo…

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Pep Guardiola predicts Manchester United will be title contenders with Maguire – video

Pep Guardiola says he expects Manchester United to be serious challengers for this season’s Premier League title once they complete the signing of Harry Maguire from Leicester City for £85m, a world-record fee for a defender.Guardiola, who was speaking…

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Pep Guardiola: Manchester United would be contenders with Harry Maguire

• ‘We were interested but could not afford him’• Manager adds: ‘There will be many more challengers this season’Pep Guardiola said he expects Manchester United to be serious challengers for this season’s Premier League title once they complete the sign…

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Pep Guardiola: Manchester United would be contenders with Harry Maguire

• ‘We were interested but could not afford him’• Manager adds: ‘There will be many more challengers this season’Pep Guardiola said he expects Manchester United to be serious challengers for this season’s Premier League title once they complete the sign…

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Pep Guardiola: I won’t risk Premier League treble for European glory

• ‘I would sign right now to do what we did last season again’ • Manager says his players are unfairly overlooked for awardsIt is possible to win big without rolling the dice. Pep Guardiola’s unprecedented quadruple brought him English football’s large…