Pep Guardiola compared his Manchester City team to the England national team and has admitted that he faces a more difficult task to get them playing his way than he did at Barcelona or Bayern.
Pep has conceded that he will need more time to implement his philosophy in the Premier League.
“I need a longer time to put the team out I want. Barcelona and Bayern, for many other reasons, were a little bit closer. Here it will take more time.
“That’s what I like. It is the first time in my career as a manager when I feel now is the moment. The other ones I was so lucky as a manager.
“Now is the first time I want to help the team, not just in terms of titles – they are important – but the way we play so people say, ‘Pep could do that again in a team in England like Manchester City.”
Pep Guardiola told Sky Sports.
Former Bayern and Barca boss compared his side’s struggles to that of the England national team, suggesting that, while he possesses talented players, they must “play like contenders” and demonstrate that they are winners.
“It’s like the England national team. I cannot deny the quality for all the English players playing for Gareth Southgate. They are top.”
“But they must achieve that level, arrive there and win. In that moment the media, the people, the players themselves, they will believe they are able to play against Germany in a big competition – not in a friendly game – against Spain, Italy and win.