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Guardiola on the victory over Marseille: “The criticism is partly fair, you have to come to terms with it. This is part of the job. “

Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola shared his thoughts on a major 3-0 win over Marseille in the second round of the Champions League group stage.

“We played great, didn’t allow chances at our goal and controlled the course of the game, acting calmly and aggressively without the ball. I am very pleased with both the game and the result.

We didn’t expect Marseille to play five defenders until we saw the roster. It was the same with Porto. The more often we play against the five defenders, the more often we begin to take control and the pace of the game under our control.

We need to come to terms with criticism. We play every three days, when you win it’s great, but if not, people want to destroy everything. But the president and everyone else understands everything.

In part, the criticism is fair, but you can just put up with it. This is part of our job. Over the past month, we have added, despite injuries, lack of preseason and coronavirus. I am sure we will find stability, ”said Guardiola.

Pep on winning the Champions League: “I’ll try. Already answered this question 250 times

Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola spoke about the possible victory of the team in the Champions League.

“I think I’ve already answered this question 250 times. I will try to win, we try to do it every year. It was important to start with a home win. Winning at home is the most important thing.

We will play the second match tomorrow. We want to win it.

It’s a dream, but right now the most important thing is to leave the group. The first match was difficult. Now we will play the second game, and in France it is always difficult. This is a challenge that will allow us to take a step forward, ”said Guardiola.

Tomorrow Man City will play against Marseille in the Champions League group stage.

“Mourinho constantly provokes. I feel like I’m in kindergarten.” Wenger responds to Jose’s autobiography

Former Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger has responded to Jose Mourinho in charge of Tottenham.

The Portuguese suggested that he was not mentioned in Wenger’s autobiography because “they don’t write a Chapter about 12-14 matches in which there were no wins.

I don’t care. He is constantly provoking. It makes me feel like I’m in kindergarten.

But it’s part of his character. And he’s wrong, we beat him. We were winning, there were still a lot of draws.

Victory is not about” you”, you only participate in the victory. Victory is about “we”. The coach gets the most out of the team,” Wenger said on Canal+.

Jose Mourinho: “Losing 0:3 and losing on all counts, it is not easy to believe in success. Congratulations To West Ham»

Tottenham Manager Jose Mourinho summed up the match of the 5th round of the Premier League with West ham (3:3), in which his team missed the victory, leading 3-0.

“This is football. Of course, I have to perform in the second half, this should not be done in public. But for you, I’d rather say that this is football and celebrate West ham’s belief in themselves.

It is not easy, losing 0:3 and losing on all counts, to continue to believe. I knew they were not the same team as they were last season, but to lose the three – goal advantage is a serious punishment for us. And it’s well-deserved.

I’ve already done the analysis, standing at the edge of the field, and I’ve come to the conclusion that some things were out of context. The goals were scored after set-pieces, there was an own goal and a goal after picking the ball.

We controlled the game, Kane hit the post instead of deciding the outcome of the match, and bale had to remove all questions about the winner. Based on the events, it was more likely our fourth goal, but this is football.

The team gradually began to give up, but with the arrival of Winks, we regained control and balance. And it was when we controlled the game that we conceded and allowed their faith to increase.

My guys weren’t mentally strong enough to handle it. In the last few seconds, we lost 2 points.

I said that you need to be alert in standard positions, it was known that the opponent is strong in this.

This game was in our hands and we lost 2 points,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.

Three of the greatest football coaches of our time

Josep Guardiola

Trained: Barcelona (2008 – 2012), Bayern Munich (2013 – present)

Achievements as a coach: two wins in the Champions League (Barcelona), three wins in the Spanish League (Barcelona), a win in the Spanish Cup (Barcelona).

Guardiola is a graduate of Barcelona, for the main team of the club he played from 1990 to 2001. In the summer of 2007, the Spaniard headed the Barca reserve team, which played in the fourth division.In the 2007-08 season, the team under his leadership won the tournament in their group and got the opportunity to compete for relegation to the Spanish third division.

Guardiola became the sixth specialist to win the Champions League both as a player and as a coach, joining Miguel Munoz, Giovanni Trapattoni, Johan Cruyff, Carlo Ancelotti and Frank Rijkard.

In 2013, PEP has signed a three-year contract with Bayern, replacing the post of the head coach local coach Jupp Chaincase. Despite the impressive success of Munich, Guardiola somewhat modified the style of the team compared to the schemes of his predecessor (transferred Philipp Lahm to the support zone, made a bet in the center of the field on the creative Alcantara and Goetze). However, the team’s results were not affected by tactical innovations, and it still remains number one in European football.
Now Bayern are in first place in the Bundesliga with a huge gap from their pursuers, and they have also confidently made it to the play-offs of the Champions League.

Fabio Capello

Trained: “Milan” (1987, 1991 – 1996, 1997 – 1998), “real” (1996 – 1997, 2006 – 2007), “Roma (1999 – 2004), Juventus (2004 – 2006), England (2008 – 2012), Russia (2012 – present).

Achievements as a coach: winning the Champions League (AC Milan), seven wins in the Italian League (AC Milan, Juventus), two wins in the Spanish League (real Madrid).

Capello started his coaching career in 1987 at AC Milan. However, he managed to lead the first team only four years later.

The very next day after leaving Juventus, Capello signed a contract with real Madrid.
From
2008 to 2012, Capello coached the English national team without much success, missing Euro 2008 and losing heavily at the 2010 world Cup in the 1/8 final of Germany (1:4), which did not prevent Fabio from remaining at the helm of the team.

On February 8, 2012, Capello left the post of England coach due to disagreement with the decision of the country’s football Association to strip John Terry of the captain’s armband. Soon the Italian led the Russian national team. Thanks to a good performance in the qualifying campaign for the 2014 world Cup, our team made it to the world Cup for the first time since 2002, which will be held next summer in Brazil.

Ottmar Hitzfeld

Trained: Zug (1983 – 1984), Aarau (1984 – 1988), Grasshoppers (1988 – 1991, all – Switzerland). Borussia Dortmund (1991 – 1997), Bayern Munich” (1998 – 2004, 2007 – 2008), Swiss national team (2008 – present).

Achievements as a coach: two wins in the Champions League (Borussia), seven wins in the German championship, two wins in the Swiss championship, eight wins in national Cups.

In 1983, Ottmar Hitzfeld set a goal — to achieve such success as a coach within five years, which would allow him not to wait for offers from managers, but to be able to choose his own job. And exactly five years later, he was invited to one of the strongest Swiss clubs of that time – grasshoppers. With this team, he won the country Cup twice and became Swiss champion twice.

In 2004, Hitzfeld was dismissed for “unsatisfactory results”, and later sensationally refused to lead the German national team, causing a flurry of criticism and discontent of fans in his address. However, Ottmar was not interested in offers from Dynamo Kiev, Lokomotiv and Borussia.

At the end of Euro 2008, Hitzfeld took over the relatively modest Swiss national team. Hitzfeld was able to adjust the team’s unbalanced game and took it to the world Cup from the first place in the group. And in the first match of the 2010 world Cup, one of the main favorites of the tournament, the Spanish national team, was defeated 1-0, for which that defeat was the only one in South Africa.

Under Hitzfeld’s leadership, Switzerland also reached the world Cup in Brazil, again taking first place in their qualifying group.

Zinedine Zidane: Real Madrid have three wins and a draw. What else can I ask for?

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane commented on the victory in the match of the fifth round of the Spanish Primera with Levante. The match was held at the Ceramica El Madrigal stadium in Villarreal and ended with a score of 2:0 in favor of the visitors.

“This is football. There is an opponent who had good moments. We started the first half well, and at the beginning of the second we were able to score the second goal and have a different game. To win, you have to suffer. They had their moments in the second half, but that’s normal. We should be proud of what the guys did, we just started. We have three wins and a draw, what else can I ask for,” Marca quoted Zidane as saying.

Real Madrid scored 10 points in four games and led the League table. Levante (3) is ranked 18th in the table.

Zidane — on the lack of playing time of Vinicius and Rodrigo: this is real Madrid, and they are still boys

Real Madrid Manager Zinedine Zidane answered a question about the small amount of playing time that the club’s players Vinicius Junior and Rodrigo Goes get.

“Such questions are a bit ridiculous. This Is Real Madrid. You can have your opinion, but I work with these players every day. What if Vinicius plays 34% of all matches? And another player will play in 32% of matches, and another one – in 31% of meetings? this

is the reality of this team. There are always those who play more or less. I want to win. The press and social networks do not contribute to this.

They are still boys, both under 21. This is a football reality regardless of whether you play or not.

Before each match, you have to choose 11 players, and you don’t have to think about it anymore. I will do this until it is my turn to leave the club. I think I answered your question,” Zidane was quoted as saying by Marca.

Vinicius made 29 appearances in the 2019/2020 Spanish League season, while Rodrigo made 19.

Guardiola confirms Zinchenko will stay at Manchester City

Manchester City Manager Josep Guardiola has said that Ukrainian defender Alexander Zinchenko will not leave the club.

“Recently, he was injured again. He recovered from one injury, but was injured again and was out for two or three weeks. Will he stay at Manchester city? Yeah,” Guardiola was quoted as saying by the Manchester Evening News.

Zinchenko said that the MRI showed damage to the adductor muscle. It will take about three weeks to recover.

Earlier it was reported that the Ukrainian defender can continue his career at Barcelona.

In the 2019/2020 season, Zinchenko made 19 appearances for Manchester city in the English Premier League. He has one red card in his pocket. The Ukrainian was not noted for effective actions. Before moving to the Premier League, the 23-year-old played for Russian side Ufa.

Josep Guardiola: I would like to stay at Manchester City longer

Manchester City Manager Josep Guardiola has admitted that he would like to stay at the English club. Recall that the specialist’s contract with the “citizens” expires in 2021.

“I would like to stay here longer. I like it at Manchester city, but I have to earn the opportunity to stay. This club has achieved great results in the last decade, but we must not lose face in the new season. Let’s see if I deserve to stay. Will depend on the results of the team”, — quotes the words of Guardiola Goal.com.

The match of the 2nd round of the English Premier League “Wolverhampton” — “Manchester city” will be held tomorrow, September 21. Last season, Liverpool became the champion of England. Manchester city finished 2nd.

Gary Neville: Man UTD will be Champions again. Perhaps when Klopp and Guardiola leave

Former Manchester United player Gary Neville has shared his opinion on the red devils ‘ prospects in the fight for the English title in the coming years.

“The only thing I can guarantee is that Manchester United will be Champions again. It may not happen this season or next. But it will be great when it happens. The longer the wait, the better the feeling of triumph.

I’m not talking like a United fan and I’m not saying we should win this season. Yes, I would like to, but you usually feel it when it’s your time. Now this feeling is not there. Perhaps United will become Champions, Klopp and Guardiola will leave Liverpool and city. I hope this will happen within a few years. This will be a chance, because they are both outstanding coaches who have built great teams. But they will be gone in a year, two or three. This will be the moment when United can come back. I’m sure Chelsea think the same of themselves, “Neville was quoted as saying by the Mirror.

Jurgen Klopp: After leaving Liverpool, I will not immediately lead another club

Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he plans to take a break from his career after leaving the Merseyside club.

“I am often asked about my plans. But I’ve never heard that question asked of Guardiola, even though his contract expires in a year. My contract is still valid for four years. In football, it’s an eternity. Probably in four years I will think about whether to renew the contract or not. If the contract is not renewed, I will take a break in my career. After leaving the “Liverpool“ I won’t be heading another club right away. I’ll take a year off, ” Goal quoted Klopp as saying, referring to the Leeroy will’s wissen channel! on YouTube.

Klopp, 53, has been coaching Liverpool since 2015. Under his leadership, the club became the champion of England and won the Champions League.

Gary Neville: Man UTD will be Champions again. Perhaps when Klopp and Guardiola leave

Former Manchester United player Gary Neville has shared his opinion on the red devils ‘ prospects in the fight for the English title in the coming years.

“The only thing I can guarantee is that Manchester United will be Champions again. It may not happen this season or next. But it will be great when it happens. The longer the wait, the better the feeling of triumph.

I’m not talking like a United fan and I’m not saying we should win this season. Yes, I would like to, but you usually feel it when it’s your time. Now this feeling is not there. Perhaps United will become Champions, Klopp and Guardiola will leave Liverpool and city. I hope this will happen within a few years. This will be a chance, because they are both outstanding coaches who have built great teams. But they will be gone in a year, two or three. This will be the moment when United can come back. I’m sure Chelsea think the same of themselves,” Neville was quoted as saying by the Mirror.

Koeman reinstated the rule that Guardiola introduced at Barcelona

New Barcelona Manager Ronald Koeman has reinstated the rule that was in effect under Josep Guardiola, according to reports Sport.es. According to it, all club players must arrive at the base an hour before the start of the work process.

This rule was first introduced by Josep Guardiola when he was in charge of the Catalan club. However, with the arrival of other coaches, this requirement was no longer met. Now Koeman has re – introduced more rigidity to the schedule in order to achieve better discipline.

Guardiola was in charge of Barcelona from 2008 to 2012.

Last season, Barcelona did not win a single trophy, finishing second in the Spanish League and being eliminated from the Champions League at the quarter-final stage. The Blaugrana lost “Bavaria” with the score 2:8.

Guardiola arrived in Barcelona and made an appointment with Messi

Manchester city Manager Josep Guardiola is in Barcelona. The specialist has agreed to meet with Barcelona striker Lionel Messi to discuss the future of the player, reports Marca with reference to Jugones.

“Citizens” are the main contenders in the fight for the Argentine player. Barcelona do not intend to let Lionel go, so they are ready to sell him only if they pay compensation in the amount of € 700 million. Lionel expects to leave the blue-garnet as a free agent, taking advantage of a controversial clause in the contract.

Messi played under Guardiola at Barcelona from 2008 to 2012. During this period, the team won the Spanish championship three times and won the Champions League title twice.

Pankrat: Many things point to Messi’s move to PSG. Ronaldo and Guardiola will also be there

Former Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Fabrice Pankrat has spoken about a potential move for Barcelona striker Lionel Messi to the Paris club.

“I’ll tell you what I think. In addition to the city-Manchester is ugly, grey, it always rains — there are many parameters that make sure that Messi will move to Paris. And Ronaldo will join him in 2021. And Guardiola, too.

I think Guardiola and Messi have spoken before. Guardiola must have said to him: “We are going to make a fuss that I am waiting for you in Manchester, but go to Paris and don’t worry, I will be there next year too.” That’s how I see it. PSG’s slogan “Let’s dream bigger” will make sense! This will be the first team in the world to combine four aliens-Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar and Mbappe. With an insanely good coach.

Messi is 33, Ronaldo will be 36, but stars of their level don’t need to run. This is the ball moving towards them. Maybe they will move around the field more slowly, the effort will be made by their young teammates. They will always be important in technical terms.

And also, if you could take Buffon or David Beckham at 37, given the marketing demand that no one hides, it makes sense to take Ronaldo, who is still very competitive and professional,” Pankrat was quoted as saying by Le Parisien.

Klopp asked not to blame the loss to Arsenal for Brewster not scoring a penalty

Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp commented on the defeat in the match against Arsenal for the FA super Cup.

“The fact that Rian didn’t score a penalty won’t hurt him. If anyone is to blame for his blunder, it’s me. I wanted him to break through, because he’s a real finisher, he’s confident. I didn’t get it today. It happens in life and in football.

We all need to learn and prove that we can cope with defeats. If he scored and someone didn’t, it would be the same. Anyone can miss. I’ve never seen Rian smear from a point, but it happens, ” Klopp was quoted as saying by Goal.

In the match for the FA super Cup, Arsenal beat Liverpool. The match was held at Wembley stadium in London and ended with the score 1: 1 (5: 4 in a penalty shootout). The only unrealized 11-meter shot was scored by Rian Brewster. Arsenal won the trophy for the 16th time in their history.

Jurgen Klopp shared his expectations for the new season

Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp commented on the club’s victory in the English Premier League and spoke about preparing for the new season.

“Every year it becomes more difficult to win the title. Was it easy last year? Definitely not. Sometimes it seemed that way, but it looked that way because we were a machine for getting results. We had to fight in every match.

We know that we are going to have a difficult season. It will be difficult not because we became Champions last year, but simply because the development of football never stops.

It’s amazing what people think: “Yes, you can win once, but then you can’t.” I don’t think so. I am 53 years old and have been in the profession for 20 years. There was always a desire, even if I couldn’t always fulfill it. Nothing will change in this regard, ” Klopp is quoted as saying by the Telegraph.

On August 29, Liverpool and Arsenal will play the FA super Cup.

Lampard on Tiago Silva at Chelsea: “He knows how to command on the pitch and influence others»

Chelsea Manager Frank Lampard has commented on the moves of defenders Tiago Silva and Ben Chilwell to the London club.

“I know Chilwell very well, he has been the main left-back for England for a long time. He has excellent data, if we talk about what he can bring. He is strong, physically developed, plays well with his left foot, fits our style.

It can help us a lot on the left flank, both in attack and defense, and this is the main thing. I’m happy to work with him, I think it’s a great acquisition. He is 23 years old, and this is also good for us.

I know Silva as well as anyone. He will bring experience, he still plays at the highest level, as was seen in the Champions League final and in the matches that preceded it. This is what I expect from him: his experience, his leadership skills, his skills. This will be extremely important to us.

We have a relatively young team, we saw last season that there were matches when I needed more volume on the field, more leadership qualities, and Tiago has this, he can command on the field and is able to influence others. I think he can give us that. I am sure he will do it, given his qualities, which everyone knows about, and I am happy with his transition, ” Lampard said.

Lampard on Chelsea’s challenge for the new season: “we Don’t want to limit ourselves to just fighting for the top 4»

Chelsea Manager Frank Lampard spoke after the second leg of the 1/8 final of the Champions League with Bayern Munich (1-4) and shared his expectations for the next season.

“Playing against an opponent of this level is a test to the limit and an incredible experience for Rhys [James], Callum [Hudson-Odoi], Tammy [Abraham] and Mason [Mount]. Today I saw that our youth demonstrated their level, remained in the game until the end and did not give up until the final whistle.

Kante has only played half the games this season and we missed him very much, and today, especially in the second half, he showed exactly why. Of course, the final result cannot please us. We probably didn’t have a chance to win, but we went out on the field with the right attitude and gave everything we had.

I will never be able to accept defeats calmly, but if you compare these two teams, we need time to get to this level. This cannot be achieved in one day. Now the players are going on a well-deserved rest, but we are looking forward to the start of the new season, in which we will do everything to achieve more.

We know what level we are at now, and next season we don’t want to limit ourselves to just fighting for the top four. We must accept our initial level, work hard, and understand that everything takes time. Now I see a great set of players who have done a lot this year and are ready to do even more next year,” Lampard said.

Andrea Pirlo: “Dibala is an important player, he will be part of the project. I spoke with Ronaldo a few days ago».

The new head coach of Juventus, Andrea Pirlo, spoke about some of the team’s players.

“Ronaldo and I spoke a few days ago, and yesterday I spoke with him on the pitch, just like with others. We will have time to talk in the coming weeks.

Dibala was never planned to be sold, he is an important player and will be part of the project.

Artur is a good player, we admired him at Barcelona and in the Brazilian national team. He can play several roles in midfield, ” Pirlo said.

Nuno Gomes: “Pirlo and Zidane played in similar positions, and it was clear that they would become coaches».

Former Portugal, Benfica and Fiorentina striker Nuno Gomes compared the new Juventus coach, Andrea Pirlo, to Zinedine Zidane, who heads real Madrid.

“All coaches have to start somewhere, don’t they? For Pirlo, this is a great opportunity and a great challenge in his first job as a coach.

Pirlo will have the support of the players, the club and the fans. So he has everything to become a good choice for the club as a new coach.

There is no doubt that Pirlo was a terrific footballer. And I believe that he will become a very good coach.

You can compare him with Zidane, because they played in similar positions on the field. This is funny, since many of the players who become coaches have operated in midfield.

You have an idea about Pirlo. He was the “Maestro” for the team when he played. And even the style of his game showed that he would become a coach at the end of his career, as in the case of Zidane.

The name Pirlo is highly respected. And I think the players will help him achieve what he wants,”the Portuguese told Stats Perform News.