Guardiola: “I had a hard time deciphering Liverpool”

Guardiola: "I had a hard time deciphering Liverpool"

The City coach spoke, among other things, of the rival who this time snatched the Premier League title from him.

There is less and less for the duel between Manchester City and Real Madrid, for the return of the round of 16 of the Champions League and the anxiety shows in the citizen frame, in his players, but not in his coach, Pep Guardiola, a man who gives the feeling of being calculating and reckless in the face of these kinds of challenges.

This time the Spanish coach not only spoke about Madrid, but about what his time in England has been, also about the rivals he has had and the experience of directing in one of the most complete leagues in the world.

“When I arrived I adapted to many things and that has made my way of understanding the game evolve. I love watching videos of the Premier in the 80s and 90s when the grounds weren’t as perfect as they are now. Time has passed and we have come coaches from different parts of the world to nurture a league that has a magical history, “he said in an interview with DAZN.

As for Liverpool, the team that everyone has talked about in recent months, which won in England after 30 years, Guardiola has his own opinion. “He is the toughest opponent I have ever faced in my career. They run into space like no one else, with the ball they are very fast it is difficult to decipher them ”.

Pep also spoke of the absence of David Silva, a man who was key in his tactical schemes and who has already said that he will not continue for next season. “It is very difficult to solve that problem. Like him, nobody. In tight spaces he is a magician and we will have to see what we can do. ”

Finally, when asked if he feels calm with the advantage he has over Real Madrid (2-1), the Spanish was clear. “We can’t think about it much because it can be expensive. Zidane is a great coach, he has a compact group and a slight advantage and turns things around. If there is a club that can change stories, that is Real Madrid and the idea is not to give them the opportunity. ”

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