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Guardiola shares his expectations for Manchester City’s upcoming game with Manchester United

Manchester City head coach Josep Guardiola shared his expectations for the upcoming match with Manchester United in the Premier League.

“I’m pretty sure that in this derby we will focus and do our best. The players are not tired, quite the opposite. We are better than we were a month ago. With no time to prepare, given what happened, that’s okay. The important thing is that we are not far from the top of the Premier League and have already qualified for the next round of the Champions League, ”Guardiola Goal quotes.

The Premier League Matchday 12 match between Manchester United and Manchester City will take place at Old Trafford Stadium on 12 December.

At the moment, Manchester City is ranked sixth in the standings with 18 points. Manchester United (19) are in fifth place.

Josep Guardiola has 700 career appearances as a coach

Manchester City head coach Josep Guardiola has played his 700th career game as a coach. This happened in the home match of the 11th round of the English Premier League with Fulham (2: 0).

According to Marca, Guardiola’s teams have 507 wins, 111 draws and 82 losses in these seven hundred matches. In these meetings, his teams scored 1,766 goals, and also got the ball out of their own goal 573 times.

In addition, during his career, the Catalan specialist coached the Spanish Barcelona B and Barcelona, ​​as well as Bayern Munich.

Josep Guardiola’s wards scored 19 points and climbed to fourth place in the English Premier League standings. “Summer residents” (7) – in 17th place.

In the next round, the Citizens will play at Old Trafford with Manchester United. The match will take place on December 12.

Guardiola: there will be a long season. Everyone can beat everyone

Manchester City head coach Josep Guardiola commented on the Citizens’ victory in the Premier League 11th round match against Fulham (2: 0).

“At the beginning of the season, for many reasons, we did not show our game. Now we do not miss four matches in a row. It is very important to keep up the good work.

The attackers were wasteful today. We know that we must improve the situation. But it is equally important to keep creating chances for goals. In the last 20 minutes we have lost too many balls in simple situations, which is also a problem. We should be better at doing simple things.

This season, it seems, there will be a lot of teams that will fight for the highest places to the last. Everyone can beat everyone. It was important to get out of the Champions League group this month. We will now focus on the Premier League. It will be a long season, “- quotes the words of the Spanish BBC specialist.

Guardiola: I’m not going to say Manchester City doesn’t need Aguero

Manchester City head coach Josep Guardiola spoke about the recovery of Citizens’ striker Sergio Aguero after a long injury.

“I’m not going to say that we don’t need Aguero. An important player for Manchester City. But Sergio is already 32 years old, he was absent for five months due to a serious injury. He came back, played 50 or 55 minutes and got injured again. We want to see him as early as possible on the field. I really want this, but you need to make sure that Sergio is in shape.

We have to be careful to make sure he doesn’t get hurt immediately upon his return. We all need to catch the right moment to release it on the field again. I hope this will happen soon and he will be able to keep himself in shape to play a large number of matches ”, – quotes the words of the Spaniard Sky Sports.

This season, Sergio Aguero played two matches in the English Premier League, in which he did not score with effective actions. He has one goal in one Champions League match.

The Argentinean’s contract with the “townspeople” ends on June 30, 2021. Transfermarkt estimates Aguero at € 42 million.

Kunde: I spoke with Guardiola, I was guaranteed playing time at Manchester City

Sevilla’s French defender Jules Kunde spoke about the failed move to Manchester City.

“I talked to Pep Guardiola. We spoke in Spanish and everything went well. I was interested in the transition. I was guaranteed playing time. But the transfer did not take place, ”beIN Sports quotes Kunde.

It was reported that Sevilla rejected an offer from Manchester City to transfer a defender for € 55 million. The Spanish club is ready to part with the 21-year-old only if it receives an offer of € 90 million.

Sevilla acquired Kunde in 2019, paying Bordeaux € 25 million. In the 2019/2020 season, the defender played 40 games, scored two goals and provided an assist. As part of Sevilla, Kunde is the winner of the 2019/2020 Europa League. The current contract of the French footballer with Sevilla runs until 2024.

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.

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.

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.

France Football has compiled a ranking of the 50 best coaches in history.

France Football is the same publication that has been awarding the Golden ball to the best footballer in the world every winter since 1956. An authoritative French magazine with a long history and traditions has compiled its own list of the best coaches in the world in history. With some restrictions.

The main limitation is that we are talking about coaches who have made history by working for clubs, not national teams. So don’t look for Luiz Felipe Scolari, Cesar Luis Menotti or Carlos Bilardo here, and Vicente del Bosque didn’t make the top ten.

You also need to pay attention to the selection criteria. The authors claim that they were guided by three main points: trophies won with the club, football heritage and personal qualities of the coach. The latter is due to another factor that the authors took into account: the length of the coaching career. How to understand “personal qualities” and how to measure them is a difficult question. It is possible that this item is associated with some of the disputed places in the list.

The top five
In the first place-the author of the concept of total football, the person who influenced the game, probably the most in the XX century. Rinus Michels won everything with Ajax and changed football.

Sir Alex Ferguson spent 27 years as Manchester United Manager. He has always adapted to the players and built several teams that are completely different from each other in style of play. But he always won.

Arrigo Sacchi introduced Italy to high pressure and total football. For that Series A, used to catenaccio, it was a revolution.

Johan Сruiff was the first example that a great football player can still become a great coach. He became the embodiment of the evolution of Michels ‘ ideas. Touch passes, player interchangeability, a 3-4-3 pattern in possession: his players couldn’t understand what was required of them at first. But they learned quickly.

Josep Guardiola is another follower of Kruiff who is changing football before our eyes. He is in fifth place, and this is the highest ranking among all current coaches.

What’s wrong with the list?
Despite the listed selection criteria, the list leaves many questions. Starting from third place, Arrigo Sacchi, who really made a great contribution to the development of Italian football, but won less than 10 trophies in his entire career. Especially strange is his third place looks in comparison with the absence of Jose Mourinho in the top ten, who made a significant contribution to the development of football in England, while creating one of the strongest teams in the history of the Premier League, and on a personal level won twice as much.

Vicente del Bosque went down in history thanks to his success with the Spanish national team, but his work at Real Madrid was also outstanding. And by the trophies, and by the trail in history that the Galacticos project left in history. However, in the ranking of France Football club coaches, del Bosque is much lower than Jurgen Klopp.

Why are Carlo Ancelotti’s victories in four national Championships and won with different clubs in the Champions League so much more significant than Mourinho’s victories in four national Championships and won with different clubs in the Champions League? Of the two, only the Portuguese introduced new ideas to football, building the perfect defensive machine at Chelsea in the 2004-05 season. Or is it a matter of those very personal qualities?

There are other details. Arsene Wenger is a revolutionary of the Premier League, a man who single-handedly changed the League’s idea of the style of play in the mid-90s. Yes, he is not a specialist in trophies, but he has won the tournament three times, including with the historic achievement of a season without defeats. And if we talk about the length of his career, he is generally out of competition. But-the final 32nd place, which looks like a joke. Below Jurgen Klopp, below Diego Simeone.

If we talk about the theorists who did not take big trophies, but changed the game, the rating is also surprising. Where is Zdenek Zeman, who was admired even by his opponents? Yes, he did not win anything, but his attacking geometric football delighted even his opponents and helped to reveal a lot of talents. In addition, the rating has Marcelo Bielsa-a coach whose portfolio contains no more trophies.

Frank rykard is remembered by many for the 2005/06 season, but is one season with peak Ronaldinho (who was then able to solve any match alone) enough to become one of the 50 best club coaches in the history of football? Where is Luis Enrique then?

Residents of the former USSR also have something to be surprised about. I am glad that in the rating, in addition to the obvious Valery Lobanovsky, Viktor Maslov got, but where in this case is Konstantin Beskov? A unique figure in the history of football in the USSR, precisely for his contribution to the development of the game and for his legacy. The founder of the Spartak style of play and the eternal rival of Lobanovsky. Miss him.

The rating caused controversy in social networks – especially the positions of Wenger and Klopp. Even the editor-in-chief of the magazine was asked about them in comments on Twitter.

He hasn’t answered yet.