Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola confirms he has to learn but no way he will change the style of football.
Pep Guardiola saw his side Manchester City’s shocking 4-2 away defeat against Champions Leicester City in the last weekend. He says he needs to adapt to English football, but insists he won’t change the style of football.
During press conference ahead of a home match against Watford on Wednesday, Guardiola insisted he will not change his approach to football which helped him succeed in LaLiga and the Bundesliga.
When asked whether he will change the style, Pep Guardiola said “No, No way.”
“We are going to play the way I feel, making mistakes, but I cannot do something I don’t feel.”
“I believe in that. I believe in the way I play. The boss and the chairman are going to decide, but no way.”
In addition to that, Pep said he understand English football and its style. He admits City need to cope better with the opposition team during set pieces and winning second balls.
“I understood English football the day I saw one game – I was at home – Swansea v Crystal Palace – nine goals, eight from set-pieces.
“You have to control that and we are unable right now to control that.
“Eight goals form set-pieces, corners, free-kicks, throw-ins. That is English football and I have to adapt because never before I have [experienced] that.”
Manchester City boss said he would rather be sacked than change his style of football at new club. “I believe in that. I believe in what I like to play. If I am not able to do that, the boss and the chairman are going to decide, but there is no way (I will change)”
Pep’s side are currently 7 points behind table toppers Chelsea. City are in 4th position in league table with 30 points, after taking just 12 points from their last nine games.