Friday, September 30, 2022

Pep Guardiola Admits He is At More Fault Than The Players

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola shoulders the blame for the club’s recent shortcomings.

Manchester City

The Spanish mastermind recently candidly admitted at a recent candid press conference that he may have underestimated the Manchester City side and feels that he should’ve taken some of the blame for the club’s failure to perform at the level expected of them.

In contrast to his upbeat monosyllabic responses that put up an impression of confidence, this Thursday, a completely new side to Guardiola was on display as he spoke about how he harbours fear and worry that the club might not be able to make the top four and subsequently miss out on Champions’ League football. He also pondered on the grim prospects of the club playing Europa League football next year instead.

Despite winning an impressive 4 of their last 5 Premier League games, City still sits in 4th position in the Premier League table and trail the leaders Chelsea by 7 points. Reporters and pundits claim that the side Guardiola has put up are indistinguishable from the side Manuel Pellegrini left in the last few matches in terms of performance and results. This led to a terse exchange between Guardiola and the reporters after Manchester City’s win over Burnley.

Guardiola approached his pre-match press conference in a much different way ahead of his side’s FA Cup fixture against West Ham United. He was much more open and candid as he confessed of having harboured regrets over a few decisions and is at more fault than the players.

Also read: Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola disappointed about their team’s performances

“I think all managers have to be so demanding,” said Guardiola over the course of an engaging half an hour totalling more than 3,000 words.

“It’s natural for players to be relaxed so you have to be there to say, ‘You have to do it again and again and again’.

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“But what I feel now – what I saw in the last few games – every time the situation is not going well, it’s my fault, not the fault of the players. That is my feeling now.

“What I saw in the last game against Burnley and the behaviour, for example, [two days before that in the 1-0 defeat by] Liverpool and so on, when we need results it’s maybe more [about] my regret than the regrets of the players.

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“The players have been amazing. We have changed many things about the way we’re going to play this season so it was a special moment against Burnley.

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“To see how they fought in such difficult circumstances (with 10 men for almost an hour after Fernandinho’s red card), it was so emotional for me as a coach. So when I say to them I love them, it’s because really I love them.

“The players showed me many things. Sometimes I was wrong about my players. Sometimes I want more and more from them, sometimes I am so demanding but they showed me how good they are.

“I have had more problems to try to make that game [I want] here [than in Spain or Germany], but that’s normal and part of the process. I am not here to change anything, but to adapt.”

Also read: Transfer Update:Green light to Manutd, Chelsea done deal, Arsenal,Liverpool rumors

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola shoulders the blame for the club’s recent shortcomings.

Manchester City

The Spanish mastermind recently candidly admitted at a recent candid press conference that he may have underestimated the Manchester City side and feels that he should’ve taken some of the blame for the club’s failure to perform at the level expected of them.

In contrast to his upbeat monosyllabic responses that put up an impression of confidence, this Thursday, a completely new side to Guardiola was on display as he spoke about how he harbours fear and worry that the club might not be able to make the top four and subsequently miss out on Champions’ League football. He also pondered on the grim prospects of the club playing Europa League football next year instead.

Despite winning an impressive 4 of their last 5 Premier League games, City still sits in 4th position in the Premier League table and trail the leaders Chelsea by 7 points. Reporters and pundits claim that the side Guardiola has put up are indistinguishable from the side Manuel Pellegrini left in the last few matches in terms of performance and results. This led to a terse exchange between Guardiola and the reporters after Manchester City’s win over Burnley.

Guardiola approached his pre-match press conference in a much different way ahead of his side’s FA Cup fixture against West Ham United. He was much more open and candid as he confessed of having harboured regrets over a few decisions and is at more fault than the players.

Also read: Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola disappointed about their team’s performances

“I think all managers have to be so demanding,” said Guardiola over the course of an engaging half an hour totalling more than 3,000 words.

“It’s natural for players to be relaxed so you have to be there to say, ‘You have to do it again and again and again’.

“But what I feel now – what I saw in the last few games – every time the situation is not going well, it’s my fault, not the fault of the players. That is my feeling now.

“What I saw in the last game against Burnley and the behaviour, for example, [two days before that in the 1-0 defeat by] Liverpool and so on, when we need results it’s maybe more [about] my regret than the regrets of the players.

“The players have been amazing. We have changed many things about the way we’re going to play this season so it was a special moment against Burnley.

“To see how they fought in such difficult circumstances (with 10 men for almost an hour after Fernandinho’s red card), it was so emotional for me as a coach. So when I say to them I love them, it’s because really I love them.

“The players showed me many things. Sometimes I was wrong about my players. Sometimes I want more and more from them, sometimes I am so demanding but they showed me how good they are.

“I have had more problems to try to make that game [I want] here [than in Spain or Germany], but that’s normal and part of the process. I am not here to change anything, but to adapt.”

Also read: Transfer Update:Green light to Manutd, Chelsea done deal, Arsenal,Liverpool rumors

Man City #2

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola shoulders the blame for the club’s recent shortcomings.

Manchester City

The Spanish mastermind recently candidly admitted at a recent candid press conference that he may have underestimated the Manchester City side and feels that he should’ve taken some of the blame for the club’s failure to perform at the level expected of them.

In contrast to his upbeat monosyllabic responses that put up an impression of confidence, this Thursday, a completely new side to Guardiola was on display as he spoke about how he harbours fear and worry that the club might not be able to make the top four and subsequently miss out on Champions’ League football. He also pondered on the grim prospects of the club playing Europa League football next year instead.

Despite winning an impressive 4 of their last 5 Premier League games, City still sits in 4th position in the Premier League table and trail the leaders Chelsea by 7 points. Reporters and pundits claim that the side Guardiola has put up are indistinguishable from the side Manuel Pellegrini left in the last few matches in terms of performance and results. This led to a terse exchange between Guardiola and the reporters after Manchester City’s win over Burnley.

Guardiola approached his pre-match press conference in a much different way ahead of his side’s FA Cup fixture against West Ham United. He was much more open and candid as he confessed of having harboured regrets over a few decisions and is at more fault than the players.

Also read: Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola disappointed about their team’s performances

“I think all managers have to be so demanding,” said Guardiola over the course of an engaging half an hour totalling more than 3,000 words.

“It’s natural for players to be relaxed so you have to be there to say, ‘You have to do it again and again and again’.

“But what I feel now – what I saw in the last few games – every time the situation is not going well, it’s my fault, not the fault of the players. That is my feeling now.

“What I saw in the last game against Burnley and the behaviour, for example, [two days before that in the 1-0 defeat by] Liverpool and so on, when we need results it’s maybe more [about] my regret than the regrets of the players.

“The players have been amazing. We have changed many things about the way we’re going to play this season so it was a special moment against Burnley.

“To see how they fought in such difficult circumstances (with 10 men for almost an hour after Fernandinho’s red card), it was so emotional for me as a coach. So when I say to them I love them, it’s because really I love them.

“The players showed me many things. Sometimes I was wrong about my players. Sometimes I want more and more from them, sometimes I am so demanding but they showed me how good they are.

“I have had more problems to try to make that game [I want] here [than in Spain or Germany], but that’s normal and part of the process. I am not here to change anything, but to adapt.”

Also read: Transfer Update:Green light to Manutd, Chelsea done deal, Arsenal,Liverpool rumors

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