Pep Guardiola extolls the virtues of the ‘best player’ he’s seen in half-time team talk


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‘He is a competitor, he’s an ANIMAL’: Pep Guardiola tells his Manchester City squad concerning the ‘finest participant’ he is seen Lionel Messi in footage from champions’ new fly-on-the-wall documentary

  • Footage comes from Manchester City’s new fly-on-the-wall documentary
  • Man City supervisor tells his squad after sport at Club Brugge concerning the participant
  • Pep Guardiola managed the Argentine for 4 years throughout his time at Barcelona

Footage has emerged from Manchester City’s new fly-on-the-wall documentary ‘Champions Again!’ of Pep Guardiola extolling the footballing virtues of Lionel Messi to his squad. 

City have launched a brand new documentary monitoring the squad on their march to retaining their Premier League crown. 

In a clip from the fly-on-the-wall doc, Guardiola is filmed encouraging his squad to play like Messi and go and end Club Brugge off within the second half of their Champions League group stage encounter in Belgium. 

Pep Guardiola told his players to take a leaf out of Lionel Messi's book in attacking the box more often

Pep Guardiola advised his gamers to take a leaf out of Lionel Messi’s e book in attacking the field extra typically

With his City facet 2-0 up, via targets from Joao Cancelo and Riyad Mahrez, Guardiola determined to make use of a part of his staff discuss to debate his former participant. 

Messi, nonetheless recent within the minds of the City gamers having been downed by a particular objective from the Argentine on the earlier match day in Paris, was described by Guardiola as a ‘competitor’ and an ‘animal’, each qualities, the Catalan mentioned, that made him the perfect participant he has seen. 

‘Do you understand why Messi is the perfect participant I’ve ever seen in my life?’ Guardiola was heard asking his gamers 

The PSG forward was fresh in the minds of the City players having downed them with a wonderful strike in the previous round of fixtures

The PSG ahead was recent within the minds of the City gamers having downed them with an exquisite strike within the earlier spherical of fixtures

‘Because he’s a competitor. He’s an animal. And now, we go the ball we have a look. When you go the ball… assault right here!’ he added.

‘You have to attain the targets, guys!’ he went on to implore his gamers. ‘Messi passes the ball and goes in like a machine. He smells the objective!

‘And it’s important to cross it and it’s important to arrive.’

City players heeded the advice of their manager and went on to add a further three goals

City gamers heeded the recommendation of their supervisor and went on so as to add an extra three targets

The City gamers heeded the recommendation of their supervisor, ultimately happening to attain an extra three targets within the second half to expire comfy 5-1 winners. 

Having been set again early within the group stage by the loss on the Parc des Princes, City responded within the remaining group video games to pip PSG to the highest spot. 

Guardiola’s staff would ultimately attain the semi-finals, the place they had been knocked out by Real Madrid in astonishing style having not taken their possibilities to complete the Spanish giants off. 

Guardiola had clearly become frustrated with City's wastefulness in the first half in Brugge

Guardiola had clearly develop into annoyed with City’s wastefulness within the first half in Brugge 

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