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Saturday, 9 July 2016

I'm a better coach because of Jose Mourinho's rivalry - Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has given his first press conference as Manchester City boss. While speaking to the press, the former Bayern Munich and Barcelona coach admitted that his rivalry with Jose Mourinho while the pair were at Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively has made him a better manager.
Barca were the subject of regular Mourinho barbs, and the nadir came when the Portuguese poked Guardiola's assistant Tito Vilanova in the eye during a touchline scuffle in August 2011.

"I think Jose put it pretty well in his press conference," City's new head coach said. "It's not about him or about me.
"We played many times against each other, and I can only say as a coach that the big coaches - and Jose is of course one of them - help me to reach another level as a coach.
"My experience against him and against, for example, Jurgen Klopp or Thomas Tuchel at Borussia Dortmund and a lot of managers in England and Spain - it made me better.
"All managers in the world want to win and here they're going to try to win as well."
“Every stage is a big challenge,” he said. “It could be the biggest because City have not won as many titles as Barcelona or Bayern but I can’t answer. Maybe when you took over the second team from Barcelona [in 2007] it was the hardest because if I failed in that moment my career would be finished.
“We have to win every day. I see how difficult it is in England to find a team to win four, five, six games in a row. All the people talk about that. Maybe that is the challenge, to try to be more consistent in our game, but I think in my career people are always going to demand [success of] my teams … but in the end that is good. It is better to live under that pressure so I think you have to understand, maybe we will not be able to win, maybe we will not win every day but we are going to try and that is the important thing to change in our play.”
 Source: www.mcfc.com

19 comments:

Genevieve Okoroigbo said...

Good for them.



says, Genevieve.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Not interested


...merited happiness

livingstone chibuike said...

And d drama continue dis coming season..it won't b easy at al

Nnenne George said...

Whatever rocks their boat..

vinna saviour said...

Who dash am better coach mbok

LIB REP (中华人民共和国) said...

Una wan start yeye rivalry abi

Anonymous said...

The drama takes centre stage in England this new season... Can't wait

okechukwu nnoduechi said...

BRING IT ON BOY






AUNTY LINDA 👩

Vivian Reginalds said...

Osinogini
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

mr Goldberg said...

This manchester derby will be bigger than the classico I suppose

RareSpecie Z said...

Mumu.
The fool jst wan Distract Mourinho, e no go work.

Juliet Iwuno said...

Dem don start! Linda take note!

Jamila Shaibu said...

Hian! Na wa ooo

Saphire Muna said...

Go back and read his statement again... Playing against mourinho made him a better coach... Not that he is better than mourinho.. But he is better than the coach he use to be... Chai... Odiegwu








...... Liber maniac......

Michael Oyiji said...

We can't wait... linda BIKO...

Jepthah Afolabi said...

na wash

Ejizy David said...

The battle just got more fierce

Ele Blessing said...

Ok

Anastacia Alex (youngest graduate)#linda's inlaw# said...

Akuoko mike ejeagha...waiting for d season to start then we will know who's better...up Manchester united

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