Maybe because the rival has been better and you have made mistakes

Maybe because the rival has been better and you have made mistakes

Difficult team moment

Difficult team moment

“I have to accept that in the last month we have not been well. I have no defense in this. In this world, when things are not going well, you have to accept criticism that comes from the environment. But I hope you give me more time “

“In football if you don’t win, you’re in trouble. When you don’t win it is for various reasons. Perhaps because the rival has been better and you have made mistakes. We have to work to minimize these errors “

Characteristics of English football

Characteristics of English football

“Here you have to control the second balls. Without this, here, you cannot survive. When a player has the ball at his feet, it is more predictable what he can do. When there is a long and high ball, it is uncertain what will happen. For this reason here it is more uncontrollable “

“I understood English football in a game this season. Swansea 5-4 Crystal Palace. There were 9 goals, 8 of them from set pieces. You must control the stopped ball, if you are not dead “

“Alex Ferguson, my idol, it took 11 years to win a Premier League. Liverpool, a historic club, have not won for many years. Give me time. All the coaches have had difficulties in English football, not just Pep “

On Watford, his next rival

On Watford, his next rival

"Guardiola will return to Spain with his tail between his legs"

This is how Guardiola reacted after the loud bang

“Watford can play with four or five behind, they do it very well. They are very dangerous on set pieces, or throw-ins with Holebas. I don’t think it’s a very different game from Leicester or West Brom or Stoke ”

Stan Collymore joined the army of critics with Pep Guardiola and, after Manchester City’s defeat in Leicester, invited the coach to model his football philosophy.

Dec 13, 2016 at 2:13 pm CET

In an article signed in the newspaper The Mirror, the former footballer who once starred in the most expensive transfer in history in England predicted that Guardiola will return to Spain "with the tail between the legs" if he remains firm in his postulates and continues without training defensive plays.

"You are fooling yourself if you think you don’t need to teach to enter or fight one-on-one in training" Collymore wrote, who, not doubting Pep’s ability, reaffirmed his opinion of the need for Manchester City to change some aspects of their game.

Collymore, from his column in The Mirror, advises him to teach to defend

"He may win a Premier … But it will be because he will spend another 200 million pounds on transfers" highlighted the former striker, pointing out that City "you will need to steal balls against some opponents and if you don’t you will still be in a lot of trouble".

This is how Guardiola reacted after the loud bang

Vardy’s awakening, Pep’s nightmare

"I have never hinted that Guardiola is not a good coach" Collymore agreed, concluding that to aspire to win the Premier League Manchester City can play with a simply showy system just ten games but in the rest "he has to go out to defend with the same force as the others. And that must be trained".

Ilkay Gundogan was accidentally injured in a training session on May 6. The Borussia Dortmund player suffered a kneecap dislocation that forced him to undergo surgery this Friday.

May 20, 2016 at 2:33 pm CEST

The German club reported that the intervention was successful although it did not specify the period of inactivity despite some sources suggesting that it will not be able to return to the pitch until mid-October.

Gundogan, an excellent 25-year-old player, is having very bad luck with injuries as a back problem has already prevented him from playing the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, in which the German team of which he is usual proclaimed world champion. Now, Gundogan misses the European Championship in France.

Despite the serious injury, the German newspaper ‘Bild’ pointed out that Manchester City’s interest in taking over the services of the player, which would be supported by Pep Guardiola, has not waned. The next ‘citizen’ coach knows perfectly the qualities of Gundogan, whom he has had to ‘suffer’ as an outstanding rival in his time at the helm of Bayern Munich.

Barcelona conceded 3-1 thanks to a goal from Gundogan that should not have gone up on the scoreboard. The reason is that the ball came very clear to him inside the area because Kun Agüero intercepted the center of Jesús Navas from the right with his arm. In fact, the Argentine from Manchester City invented an assist for his teammate when he saw that he could not finish off the goal, not even with his hand.


On at 23:47 CET

In Sport English

Sergio Aguero’s handball set up Gundogan for Man City’s third goal

The proof that the action had to be invalidated by the Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai is that Gundogan himself did not begin to celebrate the goal until certifying that the referee was pointing to the center of the field and that the linesman did not say otherwise. The illegal goal meant 3-1 and the confirmation that the second half had been entirely from the team led by Pep Guardiola. 

On the other hand, during the first half, Barcelona, ​​until Sergi Roberto’s error that meant the tie, had been far superior to the English team, unable to stop the gale of play that Luis Enrique’s team exhibited.

Liverpool are interested in signing Southampton players once again. This time the targets are center back Virgil van Dijk and left-hander Sam McQueen.


On at 12:10 CET

According to The Sun, Jürgen Klopp thinks that the Dutch center-back could reinforce the center of the rear, while McQueen would be a signing of the present and future. The media reports that the operation by both players could cost Liverpool almost 50 million euros.

Southampton manager Claude Puel is ready to fight to keep Van Dijk on the team. "We’ll see what the future holds. For now he is with us and I am enjoying having him in the team, I hope he will continue here in the future"explained the coach.

Liverpool – Southampton relationship continues

This double signing would increase one more market the relationship between Liverpool and Southampton in terms of signings. In recent years the team that Klopp directs has invested a total of 120 million euros in footballers of the ‘Saints’. The figure could continue to increase with this double signing that the ‘red’ team plans to make.

Liverpool pay 41 million euros to Southampton for Sadio Mané

Rickie Lambert, a new ‘9’ for Liverpool

Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, Nathaniel Clyne and Sadio Mané are the five players who have come to Liverpool from Southampton. Of all of them, only Lambert did not give the expected performance. The other four are important pieces for Klopp.

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City prepares for the transfer market. Important footballers like Yaya Touré and Vincent Kompany could leave the English club, which is already looking for substitutes in the market.

Dec 02, 2016 at 12:01 pm CET


Pep Guardiola

According to the English press, Guardiola has already chosen the replacements for both players. Virgil van Dijk could come to replace the Belgian center-back, the Southampton center-back sought after by several Premier teams. For his part, William Carvalho would be the substitute for the Ivorian coast.

Both Yaya Touré and Kompany have been players of vital importance in the last years of Manchester City. The center-back was always considered one of the best in his position, but the ongoing injuries he is having have slowed the Belgian, who is behind Otamendi and Stones. Meanwhile, Yaya Touré’s conflicts with Guardiola could cause the midfielder to leave.

Virgil van Dijk is having a sensational season at Southampton. The Dutchman has emerged as one of the great center-backs in the Premier League and will soon give way to a great club. For his part, William Carvalho has always been considered a great promise of football. His termination clause at Sporting de Portugal is € 50 million.

Liverpool want to fish again at Southampton

Guardiola welcomes Gabriel Jesus

In addition to Carvalho, Guardiola does not forget Julian Weigl, a footballer considered ideal for his style of play and whom he has already tried to sign on occasion. They are two very different pivot profiles, so the arrival of the Portuguese should not condition the signing of Weigl.

Atlético regained third place, which until now seemed the heritage of Sevilla (who today play at home against Sporting) by beating Málaga 0-2 in a match in which their finishing effectiveness was worth more than ever.


On 09/07/2017 at 3:57 PM CEST

In Sport English

Atletico Madrid take third from Sevilla with win at Malaga (for now)

For Simeone’s team, in one of their most unbearable matches in recent years, goals from Koke and Filipe Luis were enough to overcome Málaga, who have only added one victory in the last 16 games, with Juande, Gato Romero and now with Michel, who has only achieved one point in the three games he has been on the Blue and White bench.

The mattress team already went to the break with a slight advantage because Koke (25 ‘) knew how to get oil in a play that initially did not seem dangerous. Until that moment, and afterwards, Málaga had managed to put Atlético on their field, without allowing them to move comfortably. 

Michel’s team, intense and daring as almost always at La Rosaleda, pushed hard in search of the goal but with Sandro Ramírez at half gas after his long injury the difficulties were maximum.