Pep Guardiola. Everybody knows him as a sucker for perfection; some even dislike him for it, his players inclusive. And it never really mattered in the end.
The results were there and a legend grew out of him. Prior to being promoted from Barcelona’s feeder team, La Masia, Guardiola was practically unknown to the football world.
Fast forward to four years after his Barca appointment and the Santpedor-born had done enough to warrant being tagged ‘the best coaching mind of the 21stcentury.’
His achievement at the Catalan side triggered a chase for his signature between ambitious clubs in Europe. He opted to however join Bayern Munich after taking a one year sabbatical at a time the Bavarians were just partying on their treble success of the Jupp Heynckes-led campaign.
That very achievement made the Spaniard’s metric of success tougher. His best however could only take the Bavarians to three consecutive UCL semi-final appearances and 3 domestic league titles. It felt like a failure, despite the amazing stats. Continue reading GUARDIOLA MUST DELIVER NEXT SEASON
Mauricio Pochettino believes that there is a perception about Premiership in the other countries that it is not a great league.
The games are not as tactical as in the other leagues and a majority part of the games involve only long balls like the old times. So, to succeed in it is not a big deal.
Because of this perception, a manager of a different nationality coming to UK may come thinking that he has taken up an easy job, but, that is a wrong mentality to come with because he is not going to find the Premiership like what he would have heard. If he has to succeed, he will have to show some humility towards the competition.
The perception that the competition lacks quality is actually a false perception in the eyes of Pochettino and that he says with conviction because he has spent a decent amount of time coaching in the competition and knows what kind of challenges a coach come across when he comes into it first up. Continue reading Mauricio Pochettino Worried about Perception in other Countries
Tottenham only managed to draw against West Bromwich Albion where a win would have helped them cut down their deficit on Leicester.
Leicester is currently 7 points clear of Tottenham and could win the title by defeating Manchester United on Sunday. Spurs will be downhearted that they could not score with the many occasions that they received during the game.
Tottenham started the match well and caused all kind of troubles to West Brom. The first occasion came to Eriksen on a free-kick which the West Brom goalkeeper diverted into a corner. Continue reading Tottenham title hopes dented by a draw against West Brom
A goalless draw against Manchester United wasn’t enough for Hull City to ensure their Premier League stay as Steve Bruce and his players are now shifting to the Championship League and the coach himself admits that his team deserved this as they haven’t been performing good enough throughout the entire season.
Steve Bruce voiced the disappointment of how his team has been performing in this season as the coach of Hull City said: “It’s an awful experience and it will dawn on the players we are not in the Premier League anymore. There is talking and soul searching to be done. It is bitter and sad at the moment. We all have to take the brunt of it; we have not been good enough. I thought at the start of the season we would have enough to stay in the Premier League but we have not done enough. You have to come back as strong as posible.” Continue reading Steve Bruce says that his team hasn’t been good enough as they suffered relegation
Harry Kane has been unable to get the ball into the net in the 3 matches that he has appeared in so far in the Premier League 2015-16, but, his boss Mauricio Pochettino is not concerned.
As per Pochettino, Kane is putting a lot in his preparations and it will not take long before he starts reaping the rewards of his hard work.
However, Pochettino is quite gutted about the fact that the Spurs couldn’t maintain their lead against two comparatively weaker teams that they played on 15th and 22nd respectively i.e. Stoke City and Leicester City.
While it could easily have been two wins and 6 points for them from those two games, it turned out to be two draws and two points.
Tottenham had actually had a lead of 2-0 in the Stoke game, but, out of the blue, they conceded two back to back goals in a space of 5 minutes in the latter parts of the second half and what was looking like a certain victory for them ended up in a draw. Continue reading Harry Kane has been unable to get the ball into the net in the 3 matches
Swansea City sustained a disappointing result and a road block in their journey of snatching an Europa League spot for the upcoming season after losing against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on April 18.
Garry Monk was not proud or happy to see his players performing at such a low level when they played against Leicester City and the 36 year old manager had a few things to tell his players after having lost against Leicester City.
The head coach of Swansea City, Garry Monk expressed his thoughts about the match as eh told reporters: “I had explained all week to the players that the first 20 minutes were crucial when the crowd was on a high and their players motivated. We knew we had to do that but we concede a goal we are disappointed with after 15 minutes and credit to Leicester because they kept to their game plan which was simple but effective and they had the momentum.”
Leonardo Ulloa and Andy King were the players who scored against Swansea City. Continue reading Garry Monk is not happy after having lost against a relegation threatened club