The coach also stated that he will not change the game tactic used in a championship by running points for the dispute of a tie
The coach Pep Guardiola, do Manchester City, tried to take all the pressure imposed by the press, this Tuesday, 23rd, in a press conference, due to the fact that there was a decade without a conquest in Champions League. The coach commands the English team, this Wednesday, in front of the Borussia Monchengladbach, in Germany, for the duel going to the round of 16 of the main club competition in Europe. “It is nothing special, nothing different. Is the Champions League cup bigger than the English League? We will play as we did in the last games of the season. It’s a football game. Ninety minutes. We will have a good game, to try to continue and get a good result, and then we will think about West Ham (in the English Premier League), Saturday. The aim is to have the same mental process over and over again, ”said the Spanish coach, eliminated in the Champions League semifinals in three seasons at Bayern Munich.
Guardiola said he would not change the game tactic used in a championship by running points to play in a tie. “We are going to prepare for a normal game. We will treat Mönchengladbach as a team, as we did against Arsenal, against Liverpool, Everton, Tottenham (the last English games). We will not change anything at all, ”said Guardiola, European champion in the 2008/2009 and 2010/2011 editions with Barcelona.
Guardiola is confident with his way of putting City on the field, which guaranteed him 13 straight wins, the lead and ten points advantage for the runner-up in English (59 against 49 from Manchester United) 13 rounds from the end of the competition national. The good phase can also be noticed by the fact that Manchester City hasn’t lost since November 21, when they were beaten by Tottenham. “All credit to our coach,” said midfielder Ilkay Gundogan. “He adjusted the right things at the right time. He saw what was wrong, what was missing and adjusted, especially in the defensive sector. “That’s why he is the best coach in the world. It’s incredible. I never thought, to be honest, that in February we would be at this point. ”