Seeing his first season as Manchester City manager go by without a single title, his first managerial season without lifting any trophies, he could consider changing his ways, at least as long as he is working for a Premier League club, but Pep Guardiola wouldn’t do that. Instead, he asked for the players he feels are more suitable to his ways, and he’s determined to make his second season at City a huge success.
The mentality of the manager is playing good and winning – not just winning. We want the fans to enjoy it and we try to do our best. If we have to score more, then we will score more
Yaya Toure told reporters, talking about Guardiola’s mentality, philosophy, way of seeing football.
At Barcelona I was used to playing like that. I’m a type of player with a lot of experience. I think I’m lucky because I used to play under Pep at Barcelona and I know what he wants. He was a brilliant midfielder and Mikel Arteta as well, and those two have helped me a lot and given me a lot of confidence. I’m just there to enjoy it and win trophies and that is what I want
the former African Player of the Year said, referring to Guardiola’s assistant as well.
Manchester City impressed in their last three friendly games, beating Real Madrid 4-1, Tottenham 3-0, and West Ham as well, by the same score. They are visiting Brighton the coming weekend on the first day of the new Premier League season, before flying to Catalonia for a friendly game against Girona(!).