Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola happy with selection headaches in striking department

Aubrey Yates
October 1, 2017

His methods have not always been well received, but he has always delivered results.

He could add an English league title to his CV as well, with City as one of the favourites to win the Premiership this year.

Former Spain midfielder Guardiola is in his second season with City after successful spells at Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

Guardiola said: "Do you know in your period I was a ball boy and I gave you balls to play in there".

Big clubs like Manchester City, if you don't win, you don't stay'.

"In Spain, the ball is so important".

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But that was a special day for us: it was just before the transfer window closed and just before an worldwide break. But my case is not so important. 'Mentally I am very fresh, ' he insisted. "I focus on the next game", he added.

Whatever his motives for questioning the approach of others, Guardiola insists that he will never waver in his own philosophy - with the man credited with forging the famous "tiki-taka" brand of football at Barcelona prepared to keep prioritising both style and substance. So important. In Germany the physicality is strong and the counter-attack is a strong weapon. "You have not been in Barcelona!" to which Lineker replied "I have!" "I like to train the things I like".

"It's hard to change what is in your blood". Now I feel really bad, [but] they never allowed us to give away our shirts in those days. I adapt especially for the quality of the players I have. The Blues dominated many games last season but wastefulness was costly and meant they fell short of challenging for the title.

'Did you know I was a ball boy [at the Nou Camp} and I gave you balls, ' Guardiola smirked.

City have gone unbeaten through nine games in all competitions this season.

The Citizens head to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday and do so as leaders after scoring 21 goals in their opening six top-flight matches this season.

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