Author Archives: Jamie Jackson

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Benjamin Mendy’s hard work can earn reward, says Pep Guardiola

By | 24th August 2019

• Left-back training in Barcelona for potential October return• ‘If Benjamin is fit, he will have success. He has a special quality’Pep Guardiola says Benjamin Mendy is working “like an animal” to have a successful Manchester City career following an i…

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Pep Guardiola says Mauricio Pochettino does not believe his praise is genuine

By | 16th August 2019

• ‘My opinion about him is high standard … he doesn’t believe me’• Guardiola’s Manchester City host Tottenham on SaturdayPep Guardiola has suggested Mauricio Pochettino refuses to take his admiration for Tottenham’s manager at face value, suggesting a …

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Pep Guardiola praises Manchester City’s ‘special’ Phil Foden

By | 21st April 2019

• Foden, 18, scores first Premier League goal to beat Spurs• Guardiola says of midfielder: ‘He’s sharp, positive, so focused’Pep Guardiola has praised Phil Foden as “special” after the 18-year-old’s winning goal against Tottenham. Foden’s fifth-minute …

Pep Guardiola refuses to curb Manchester City’s attacking approach

By | 19th April 2019

• ‘We concede a lot but we score a lot. We won’t change’• City host Champions League conquerors Spurs on SaturdayPep Guardiola is emphatic he will never change Manchester City’s attack-first style despite being knocked out of the Champions League in dr…

Pochettino happy with Ronaldinho’s Champions League prediction for Spurs

By | 16th April 2019

• Brazilian thinks Tottenham can win Europe’s biggest prize• Pep Guardiola unhappy with limited preparation timeMauricio Pochettino was relaxed enough before Tottenham’s quarter-final second leg with Manchester City to agree with Ronaldinho’s claim tha…

Pep Guardiola questions how much City fans care about Champions League

By | 16th April 2019

• ‘I want to see that they want to get to the semi-finals’• ’I’m really curious how our fans will be … we need them’Pep Guardiola has questioned how much Manchester City fans want to see their team reach the Champions League semi-finals and has called …

Nerves jangle for Manchester City fans as they enter pivotal four days

By | 12th April 2019

Quadruple is still on but Sunday’s trip to Crystal Palace and the midweek visit from Spurs could prove to be tellingThe nervous mood around Manchester City as they push for a historic quadruple can be gauged by the decision of Andy Burnham, the mayor o…

Pep Guardiola denies Manchester City were nervous in defeat by Spurs

By | 12th April 2019

• Ilkay Gündogan claimed City lack courage in Champions League• ‘I don’t agree,’ manager says. ‘We were in control’Pep Guardiola has contradicted Ilkay Gündogan’s assertion that Manchester City lacked courage and were nervous when losing 1-0 to Tottenh…

Pep Guardiola gives support to ‘extraordinary’ Danny Rose over racism

By | 5th April 2019

• City manager says he will talk to Spurs defender next week• Kick It Out’s Troy Townsend: more players set to speak outPep Guardiola does not want Danny Rose to quit football because of the racism he has suffered and Manchester City’s manager believes…

Ole Gunnar Solskjær: Top four not good enough for Manchester United

By | 28th January 2019

• Interim manager demands silverware from his squad• ‘We can’t just say top four and that’s it’Ole Gunnar Solskjær is adamant a top-four finish for Manchester United can never be the “dream”, the interim manager stating the club is all about winning tr…