Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Why Pep's Training Is So Special for His City Players

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Why Pep's Training Is So Special for His City Players

Article excerpt

CITY'S players are getting stuck into training with Pep Guardiola.

The Blues squad had to wait until the end of November for their first full week of the campaign without a game crammed into a week night where they could get to grips with what the manager is demanding of them.

With eight days between the Arsenal and Hull games (albeit with Christmas Day included in that) the players and coach can put more hours into drilling home second balls and more.

And if the testament of a former player is anything to go by, it should be fun for everyone.

Stoke midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri did not have many happy memories under Guardiola at Bayern Munich, but remembers the training sessions fondly.

"My situation changed under Pep Guardiola, but I never had any problems with him," he said. …

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