Guardiola explains why this City side is the worst he’s managed

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has explained why this side is the “worst” he’s managed so far at the club.

The comments seem bizarre at first glance, especially given their recent 21-game winning streak. However, there is a method behind the madness – as is so often the case with Pep.

City are currently preparing to take on Borussia Monchengladbach tonight in the second leg of their UCL tie. With a 2-0 cushion from their first meeting, it’s safe to say the Premier League leaders will be feeling confident.

Reverse psychology?

If they win they’ll head into the quarter-finals of the competition and one step closer to finally winning the big one.

Alas, the one difference between this team and previous City sides under Guardiola is silverware. Up to this point, the club hasn’t won a trophy in the 2020/21 season.

“Right now it is worst that the previous ones because they won a lot and this team this year hasn’t won anything.

“We are evaluated by the results, for the success, for the titles we can lift – especially from outside. 

“The previous Man City won and this team still has to prove it.”

To quote a sporting class (Dodgeball) – it’s a bold strategy Cotton, let’s see if it pays off for him.

Guardiola’s affinity with the Champions League is no secret, and his failure to win the competition so far with City will no doubt be a huge source of frustration, despite their domestic success.

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