Monday, January 25, 2021

Pep Guardiola reveals the reason behind Man City’s good start this season

Manchester City’s head coach Joseph Guardiola says his side’s good start to this season is a “consequence” of last season as his side prepare to take on Huddersfield today.

City meets Huddersfield at the John Smith stadium, with the away side five points clear at the top of the table. Guardiola’s men will be favourites going into the match, with their recent form a near impeccable. The Citizens have had an unbeaten start to this year, with strike duo of Aguero and Gabriel Jesus in prime form.

He said: “What we have done this season is a consequence of last season. Things need time to process. We cannot expect to play in this way all of the time.”

The manager felt that it seemed like a long time since he exercised his principles with Manchester City club.

Two new players this season for Guardiola:

“This season, we have been playing with two new players most of the time. The other players were here last season. It has been a question of time. We have more energy and with many players, that is important. We know each other better.” added the Spaniard tactician.

As it stands, Guardiola will win his first trophy in England. Guardiola’s side is also through to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup, alongside reaching the knock-out stages in UEFA Champions League.

Back in September, the Spaniard dismissed all comparisons between Manchester City and his former club FC Barcelona. Under the Spaniard, FC Barcelona won the league title in their first season.

“My first year here was not the same as my first year in Barcelona,” added Guardiola. “Most of the players in that Barcelona team were in the academy so they knew what we wanted to try and achieve.”

Author’s take:

City would begin their busy schedule as they play 11 games in the next 35 days both in England and in Europe. Guardiola’s key weapon to success would be his strikers- Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero who both are in prime form. While Aguero has become City’s all-time leading goalscorer, Jesus has begun to establish himself as a starter under Guardiola. However, it would be foolish on the Spaniard’s part to think that the league is done and dusted, remember City’s first title victory in this era?


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