Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has today provided a brilliant insight into his footballing philosophy, after the Citizens secured the Premier League title courtesy of Manchester United’s loss to West Brom yesterday evening.
United welcomed the bottom-of-the-table Baggies to Old Trafford, with most having viewed the fixture as a mere formality for Jose Mourinho’s men to emerge with all 3 points.
However, a stoic defensive showing from West Brom, couple with a major lack of cutting edge from the hosts, saw Darren Moore’s side head home with a morale-boosting, and thoroughly deserved win, courtesy of a late Jay Rodriguez header.
Aside from proving an embarrassing result for the Red Devils, yesterday’s loss was compounded by the fact that it handed the Premier League title to Manchester City.
The Citizens, who were of course denied the chance to clinch the English top-flight title by United at the Etihad last weekend, cemented their place in the history books of the Premier League by securing the title with 5 games to go, equalling the record previously set by Everton and Manchester United (twice).
Despite a recent blip in form over the last couple of weeks, Pep Guardiola’s City have been, by far and away, the outstanding team in this season’s edition of the Premier League.
The Sky Blues have showcased some of the finest football ever witnessed in England to this point in the campaign, with the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and Raheem Sterling having helped City to stand a clear tier above the rest of the Premier League’s top sides.
But, while a number of City’s stars have been nothing short of sensational this season, the true mastermind behind the brilliance of the Citizens has undoubtedly been manager Pep Guardiola.
And Spanish tactician Guardiola, who was heavily criticized last season as he struggled to implement his philosophy in England, has today provided a wonderful insight into some of the teachings and values which he has instilled in his Manchester City squad, with the clip, courtesy of the club’s official Twitter page, showcased below:
— Manchester City (@ManCity) April 16, 2018