Pep Guardiola has inarguably been the best manager in the Premier league over the past five years; winning 10 trophies in his six years. The Catalan boss has further fortified hos squad is on course to lifting probable fifth Premier League trophy at Manchester City.
The blue Mancunians would be looking to begin firing in all cylinders at their opening match on Sunday. Guardiola however has shared his a few of his winning formulas and his thoughts on living in the spotlight in Manchester.
💬 on statistics in football: “When I read stats, they don’t make me happier. When I see numbers – 40 goals, 50 goals – they don’t give me anything. It’s the same [winning] four Premier League [titles]; right now, ah it’s nice but it doesn’t give me something special.”
💬 on the city of Manchester: “From day one, I felt comfortable. Being comfortable means many, many things. But this is the reality. I love this dark side of Manchester, the underground places, the bars, typical restaurants. The people, from day one, were so kind.That’s why I embrace this reality. I felt, I feel so comfortable [in Manchester].”
💬 on the public recognition in the city: “People sometimes quite surprise me for the fact that, ‘Oh, Erling Haaland goes to the supermarket?!’ What’s the problem? People go to the supermarket. He can go to the supermarket, go to the cinemas, go to the theatres, or go to restaurants. Yes, we’re more on TV, but people go to the toilet, clean the teeth. We do these kind of things. Even if people don’t expect it, we do it. And Erling is not an exception to that.”