Arteta explains why working with Guardiola is a ‘daily challenge’

Date published: Wednesday 12th June 2019 3:21

Mikel Arteta says working with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is a “daily challenge” because of the expectations he puts upon his workforce.

Guardiola has won two Premier League titles, two League Cups and an FA Cup in his three seasons in charge of City as well as numerous other titles during his time at Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

“With Guardiola, it is a daily challenge,” Arteta told Marca. “He is super-efficient with himself, and those around him should always be seeking improvements, evolutions.

“The challenge is how to be better than the day before, than the previous game.

“(Guardiola) is a tireless worker. People say: ‘Pep is a genius’. And yes, he has a lot of ideas. But if I had to define it, I would say, first, that it is a tireless ‘worker’…

“And, in addition, he is very brave. His decisions are always focused on the attack… Love the attack.

“Pep is always on the field, but he must also be fresh when he wants to give a tactical or analytical input.

“I do more of the individual player monitoring.

“Pep is very tactical, very interventionist. He never stays in his office. He is always on the field.

“We know exactly what training we need to do for the next match and opponent. Every minute of training is gold.”


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