David Villa has heaped praise upon Pep Guardiola and insists the manager is the world’s best.
David Villa has insisted that Pep Guardiola is the best manager in the world and needs time in order to make Manchester City a great team.
Speaking to Reuters, David Villa said:
“Guardiola is the best manager in the world but I think it is too early to compare his Barcelona side with Manchester City, we have to give him time because I am sure he will make City a great team.
“Guardiola is a very special coach. You can learn and improve with him while training. I have always said that after my time in Barcelona, I am a better player thanks to everything he gave me.”
Speaking about City’s ambitions to win the Champions League, Villa said: “The Champions League is not an easy competition, you’re playing the best teams in the world so it’s tough.
“The key to being successful in the competition is a mixture between finding consistency, playing in the right way at the knockout stages, having the best players, the best coach, the best tactics and a bit of good luck, too. It is very difficult.”