Premier League defending Champions Pep Guardiola has taken English football by storm. This can only be compared to the manner in which Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho did when they took over Arsenal and Chelsea in 1996 and 2004 respectively. The Spaniard has introduced successfully a new system that is new to the English game. This season, he is facing a serious challenge from Liverpool. It is going to be interesting to see which side prevails at the end. Today, we want to look at seven best quotes by the Tiki-Taka maestro Pep.
7. Best Player Ever
Guardiola on El Mundo's Messi story:
"When I left Barcelona and went to Bayern and City, I never asked Messi to [move]. I never went to either club and said 'I want this player'. I know how important he is for Barça. I never made the first step to say I want this player. Never." pic.twitter.com/wXmeZezR9E
— City Watch (@City_Watch) November 2, 2018
‘It has been an honor to be the Coach of the best player I have ever seen and probably the best I will see’ (Messi).
6. Bayern Munich right-back Philip Lahm
Pep Guardiola called Philipp Lahm last night and congratulated him on his great career after he announced his retirement [Sport1] pic.twitter.com/lpKEsm8B8N
— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) February 8, 2017
‘Lahm is the most intelligent player I have ever trained in my career.
5. Hard work in training
‘If you train badly, you play badly. If you work like a beast in training, you play the same way’.
4. Attack/defense transition.
Pep Guardiola wants Man City players to forget about Liverpool and focus on winning. pic.twitter.com/tLkryy5bFm
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) January 15, 2019
‘If there isn’t a sequence of 15 previous passes, a good transition between attack and defense is impossible. Impossible’