At the time when Pep Guardiola touched base at Manchester City in 2016 City fans were blissful on the grounds that they can hardly imagine how they will have the capacity to pull off such coup. There was sentiment fervor again after Manuel Pellegrini was given the boot. Things didn’t however worked out as expected in Guardiola’s first season as he went trophy-less for the first time in his managerial career.
Pep knowing his chance at City will be judged on trophies won and knowing there’s no space for blunder in his second season went into the transfer market and chose to get players that he felt can enhance an already ritzy squad. Most importantly Claudio Bravo under tense criticism last season because of different howlers from the Chilean international was supplanted by Ederson who was signed from Benfica. Pep likes his goalkeeper to be good with the ball at his feet and furthermore can act as a sweeper so he chose to go for Ederson who so far has done well this season. He has likewise tended to the full back issues by signing Kyle Walker from Spurs and duo of Mendy and Danilo from Monaco and Madrid individually.
However the reason behind why Pep is procuring acclaims from all sides isn’t for the signings alone but in addition for the way he has made City to play precisely the way he wants. He has made them more overwhelming and improved each player. Sterling for instance has improved under the direction of Pep and you can see it in his overall play and conversion rates. He has made Sane to blade in flawlessly at the wingback role. He has made every player to comprehend what is anticipated from him which is the reason City are on a 14 game winning streak in the English top flight.
Some may call attention to that he spent a great deal of cash and it is what is anticipated from him, however a costly team doesn’t really mean achievement. AC Milan spent over £200m this midyear yet are still outside the UCL spots presently while Emery acquired a decent PSG side last season and still couldn’t win the Ligue 1 while Benitez likewise fared badly after he was appointed the manager of Madrid which is the reason Pep should earn all the praise for the way he has made City one of the top choices for the UCL this season. Individuals will state it is still early days yet it will take a miracle for anybody to stop City in May and that is because of the virtuoso of Pep.