Guardiola sets the date and conditions for his retirement
The Manchester City coach admitted: “If we win the treble this season, I will retire. That’s for sure.”
Pep Guardiola, Manchester City’s coach, is fighting several battles this week. First he met several former players who are currently commenting on the current situation of their team in Premier League
And now, after Thursday’s defeat to Aston Villa, an accumulation of four Premier League games without a win and a drop to fourth in the table, the scene is complicated.
Shortly before the match, he set the date and conditions for his retirement from coaching: “If we win the treble this season, I will retire. That’s for sure,” admitted the Catalan coach, who did just that last season and insisted that there was no need to think about winning titles in “September, October, November …”.
Guardiola said realistically: “I know it is very difficult with the great teams that were in England,” expressing that “only Manchester United with Sir Alex Ferguson did that (winning the FA Cup, the Champions League and the English Premier League) and we last season.” . “.
“If we win the treble this season, I will retire.”
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“We have to change the dynamic.”
It was completed by defeat in front of the villains. Which left his team in fourth place in the standings, six points behind leaders Arsenal. Pep Guardiola’s speech changed regarding previous confrontations in which he claimed that he was happy despite not winning. “The best team won. Aston Villa was better than us. They are physical players, fast and well organised. There is a reason they are where they are. We have to change the dynamicThe Catalan explained that he urgently needs to “win as soon as possible.” It is my duty to find a way. For many years we have found together how to win games. I have to think about it. If we don’t win we have to do something“.
Aston Villa’s superiority was so great that Guardiola did not hesitate to assert: “I never felt like we were going to do something. I have to praise Aston Villa. They have the ability to punish you, they played well.” You have to accept when the team is better than you“.
“It is difficult for us to continue what we have worked on,” he said of his team’s work. “That is why we have to change the dynamic.”
Is Unai Emery’s team a candidate for the English Premier League? “Yes, definitely. Because of the way he plays, his physicality, his speed, the bench, Unai Emery, his midfield, set-pieces…” Pep warned.