‘Pep Guardiola Thinks He Reinvented Football, But He Didn’t’
Posted by Jordan Clarke | Published on January 18, 2017
Within the same week that Eamon Dunphy launched a scathing attack on Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, insisting the Frenchman wasn’t worth £20m, the Irishman has called out Pep Guardiola.
Pep Guardiola, who turns 46 today, has been at the heart of constant criticism since he joined the Premier League, with many English fans believing he’s not cut out for the league, especially after Everton’s 4-0 thrashing of Manchester City at Goodison Park.
Dunphy, who is known for not holding back, told RTE:
“He thinks that he reinvented football when he was at Barcelona and he didn’t.”
“He got a ready-made team with Messi, Xavi, Iniesta at their peak and he did brilliantly with them, but he didn’t do much with Munich that hadn’t been done before.
“The year before he went to Munich they won the treble, including the Champions League, with Jupp Heynckes.”
Guardiola was reported to have congratulated his players following their 4-0 loss to Everton, as he believed they played well and should have taken the lead. Speaking to Sky Sports, the Spaniard said:
“Of course we can do better. It is awful for my players. It is normal to live these kind of situations sometimes.
“I said to the players be positive because they have made fantastic things in this season but didn’t always get what we deserve. I think all managers can say this, though.”
“The consequence of the game is an example of many that has happened this season. It is football and in football, you sometimes don’t need to do many things to score. It is not today it is almost all the season and it is tough for the players to handle that situation.
Pep Guardiola’s men face Tottenham at the Etihad in their next Premier League fixture in a clash that started Manchester City’s collapse after a hugely positive start to the season, as Spurs overcame City by two goals to nil.