After a joyless first year in the Premier League, Pep Guardiola now seems to have grabbed English football by the throat, just as he did in Spain and Germany, and crafted a fearsome unit at Manchester City.
The Blues remain unbeaten in all competitions, a run stretching all the way back to April, and have a healthy eight point lead at the summit of the Premier League going into the latest international break.
Speaking to German outlet SPOX, Ilkay Gündoğan has given much of the credit for City’s run to the manager, highlighting his tactical acumen and how his coaching makes things easier for the team.
“Maybe Pep has the biggest share of our good run,” Gündoğan said. “He finds solutions for every opponent and every single situation and cares about every detail. This makes everything a lot easier for us.
“The way we play stands out on its own: very attractive, very quick, many opportunities, many goals. Right now, it’s great fun to watch us play. We are way more dangerous in front of the goal now. Our strikers make a goal from almost every opportunity.
“In combination with our good passing game and dominant football, it is easier for us to dominate the opponents. At some point in the game, the opponent has to react and then we receive even bigger open spaces, we can use.”
City will look to continue their run after the internationals when they travel to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester, a fixture that last season saw Pep’s side beaten 4-2.
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