Blog Post, Clubs, Manchester City

Like at Bayern Munich, Pep Guardiola is finding productive ways to use his players.

Manchester City continue to be the class of the Premier League as they showed in their 3-2 win at West Bromwich Albion. Don’t let the score fool you, either; this was far more one-sided than it suggests.

Yes, City have bent over backwards for Pep Guardiola and they have spent gigantic sums of money, but beyond the results, there’s a tangible improvement in individual players and that often goes overlooked. Raheem Sterling has already scored as many league goals (seven) this season (in just eight appearances) as he did last year. He’s still explosive and tricky but now he’s getting into better scoring positions … and converting.

Leroy Sane, who hardly played in the first half of last year, is one of the most devastating wide men in Europe, combining pace and technique while Fabian Delph, a recycled midfielder, has reinvented himself as a dependable left-back — at least in this system.

That individual improvement — carrying on a theme that began at Bayern Munich — is as much a part of what makes Guardiola great as his overall results.

Click here for Marcotti’s thoughts on Real Madrid’s woes, Jose Mourinho’s tactics against Tottenham Hotspur and other happenings in European football this past week.

Source link

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Bayern Munich freeze season ticket prices for fifth campaign in succession
Transfer Talk: Chelsea soon-to-be-boss Maurizio Sarri targets four former Napoli charges
Mohamed Salah not leaving World Cup early – Egypt FA
LIVE Transfer Talk: Barcelona line up €70m Thiago move amid Real Madrid interest
Orlando City confirm signing of Shane O’Neill

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *