Pep Guardiola says that he will not change his approach to the game despite suffering yet another heavy defeat at the hands of Barcelona.
The former Barcelona manager returned to the Camp Nou hoping for a better experience this time around. Since leaving the Catalan club in 2012, Guardiola has suffered heavy defeat upon his return to the Spanish club. One of the most high-profile came in the Champions League semi-final when his Bayern Munich team suffered a 3-0 loss. Guardiola’s tactics has been questioned especially when it comes to the big matches.
Apart from his all-conquering Barcelona team, his teams have not had the same kind of influence in big matches. The overindulgence in trying to play out from the back was once again the reason for the calamitous result against Barcelona. Manchester City made too many mistakes in possession and it allowedthe home team to take advantage time and time again. Guardiola’s insistence on the goalkeeper being part of the outfield players by being involved in passing the ball at every opportunity was once again exposed, as Claudio Bravo committed a mistake and then was given a straight red card for handling the ball outside the box.
It is definitely a testing time for City, who have now gone four games without a win in all competitions. “There will be no change. Until the last day of my career as a coach I will try to play from our keeper.Sometimes there are mistakes and sometimes you have to kick the ball out, but most of the time, when we play good, it starts from there.Of course he knows what he did, but he has a lot of experience and he’s one of best goalkeepers in last 10 years, so I don’t have doubts about him,” said Guardiola.