Manchester City tactician, Pep Guardiola admitted that he was faced with a difficult situation on this year’s pre-season tour, because some players still cannot join in the squad. Nevertheless, the former Barcelona coach keeps up with him and navigates the existing squad.
As we known, Manchester City is indeed the last year in the United States, but in fact they are not supported by their mainstay players such as Bernardo Silva, Vincent Kompany, John Stones, David Silva, and many more. The reason, the players were indeed looking for a longer holiday after playing in the 2018 World Cup yesterday.
No wonder Manchester city just backed away the young players, or those who did not exist in Russia yesterday. This society makes Citizen unable to perform optimally, they even did defeat in the game against Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool. Although only titled as trials, but still the defeat was very disappointing.
The coach, Pep Guardiola also confirmed that this year’s pre-season tour feels difficult for Manchester City, but the Spanish manager is quite understandable. He is also convinced the manager of Bayern Munich, Niko Kovac or other team managers who are in the same world and also respect the same thing.
“It’s not the easiest time for all managers, not only me, I prefer it all together, but I think for [Bayern Munich manager] Niko Kovac or other managers is the same, the calendar is us and we will adapt.”
“We prefer players to be back as soon as possible, but that’s not possible.” Guardiola told Sky Sports.
Manchester City won the Premier League for 2017/18 season after finishing in the top position with a 10-point advantage over nearest rival, Manchester United. They also won the League Cup title in the same season.
In this summer transfer market this year, residents are not so much activity, they successfully landed the Algerian striker, Riyad Mahrez, who was redeemed from Leicester City.