Guardiola’s football philosophy has awarded him three Premier League titles since he took over as Manchester City manager in 2016.
He is also a man of great passion for football, with De Bruyne. N reveals that Guardiola sometimes talks about tactics and forgets to announce the real line-up.
“We always had pre-match talks and Guardiola would say ‘we’ll do that and like that, let’s go!'” the Belgian midfielder told MIDMID.
Pep, who’s playing?’ Sometimes he forgets to say. For him, winning is important. But his philosophy is more important.”
“A lot of people don’t understand this, Pep would rather lose with his football philosophy than win with a counter-attack. He loves attacking football.”
Pep Guardiola’s pumped up and passionate pre-match speeches contain a mountain of tactical instructions, but Kevin De Bruyne revealed he often omits the line-up.
The Spaniard’s approach has landed him three Premier League titles since arriving back in 2016. And his eccentric style was exposed to English fans in Amazon’s All or Nothing series.
De Bruyne had spent a year in Manchester before Guardiola arrived and will go down as one of the greatest players to experience his mentorship. The midfielder is well accustomed to the manager’s quirks by now.
Manchester City are three points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea after playing their first 11 games in the Premier League, with
West Ham United, Liverpool and Arsenal apart. Not far behind them before returning to the Premier League with Everton.