Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Guardiola Won't Change Playing Style for Europe

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Guardiola Won't Change Playing Style for Europe

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PEP Guardiola has defended his approach as he takes charge of City's in the group stage of the Champions League for the first time tonight.

Asked, ahead of tonight's clash with Borussia Monchengladbach, whether he would consider changing his style if it was guaranteed to bring him a place in the final, the coach reacted as if he had been asked to contemplate a head transplant.

"What do you mean give up your style?" he said, almost offended.

"I try to convince my players to keep the ball in Champions League, League Cup, Bundesliga, friendly games because that is the best way to win games.

"Every manager in the world makes their ideas with their players because they believe that is the best way. I am not a romantic guy. When you achieve with the best teams in Europe and they beat you it is because they are good players or luckier than you. …

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