Pep Talk 31: Guardiola’s reluctance to starting Phil Foden & Eric Garcia is not helping Manchester City

After securing a 1-1 draw yesterday night, Manchester City have topped their Champions League Group H with a match to spare. They got the job done at the Etihad stadium despite not being their best. However what I fail to understand is head coach Pep Guardiola’s reluctance to play youngsters despite the long list of ManCity injuries and fragility. Continue reading Pep Talk 31: Guardiola’s reluctance to starting Phil Foden & Eric Garcia is not helping Manchester City

Football: Jurgen Klopp’s ‘Heavy Metal’ football drowning out ‘tactical orchestras’!

Over five years ago, in a pre-match press meet, the then Borrusia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp first time christened his brand of football. “I think he (Arsene Wenger) likes having the ball, playing good football. It is like an orchestra. … Continue reading Football: Jurgen Klopp’s ‘Heavy Metal’ football drowning out ‘tactical orchestras’!

Pep Talk 18: Five EPL Records Guardiola’s ManCity must chase for making it ‘Untouchables’ Season 2017-18

Manchester City have achieved their first ever utterly convincing and dominating Premier League season, under Pep Guardiola. They have won the joint fastest EPL title  – record set by Manchester United in 2000-2001 – and this time it didn’t involve … Continue reading Pep Talk 18: Five EPL Records Guardiola’s ManCity must chase for making it ‘Untouchables’ Season 2017-18

Pep Talk 13: The ‘Gladiator’ video Pep Guardiola used to motivate FC Barcelona before the Champions League 2009 Final

After the Barcelona players returned from the warm-up, they were surprised to find a Pep Guardiola assistant refusing them entry into the Stadio Olimpico dressing room. Xavi got a tad irritated. After all, a Champions League final was less than … Continue reading Pep Talk 13: The ‘Gladiator’ video Pep Guardiola used to motivate FC Barcelona before the Champions League 2009 Final

Pep Talk 8: Who’s the best manager in Europe this season – Pep Guardiola or Ernesto Valverde?

Pep Guardiola is finishing 2017 leaving a certain section of English Premier League fans and followers red-faced, even before winning anything yet! Years of self-praising – calling EPL the best, most competitive, toughest, physical league etc – is now in tatters. … Continue reading Pep Talk 8: Who’s the best manager in Europe this season – Pep Guardiola or Ernesto Valverde?