Pep Guardiola has never hesitated to tell his players when they are not playing well. He did so when Manchester City were defeated by Tottenham in the Champions League quarter-finals (1-0) last year.
Finally, the Cityzens were eliminated by the Spurs, after a double clash that lacked taste. In the second act (3-4), the Mancuans saw a late goal from Raheem Sterling which was finally canceled by VAR due to Sergio Aguero's easy offside position.
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Guardiola: "I know you feel like you're c …"
In the locker room, a Spanish coach would distill his players by motivating speech. According to the Sun, in the book "Pep's City: Creating a Superteam" and which will be published in late October, Guardiola told them, "I'm proud of you. I know you feel like you are." and to think that it's not fair. "
The former FC Barcelona coach then strapped on his belt, explaining that football was not fair, that some might not be correct when he was forced to make a decision.
Manchester City won two trophies at the end of the season
It was barely 60 hours later that the Cityzens found the Spurs in the Premier League and that was why the troops had to be removed. It paid off for Manchester City to win (1-0) and stay in the race for the national title against Liverpool.
The players were told not to release, "because we did our best to eliminate the Spurs and they beat us, now we have to fight for all that is left, to stand up and fight for what we can still win." The message obviously went through. since Manchester City won the Premier League at the end of the season but also the FA Cup.