Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Boss Bends Training to Demands of League

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Boss Bends Training to Demands of League

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PEP Guardiola has explained how he has adjusted his training methods at City.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach has been in England for six months and is still getting used to the demands of football in the Premier League.

City's players have spoken in detail about the changes in training since Guardiola took over, but how much has the manager had to adapt since moving to Manchester? According to the coach, the training for City's schedule is not as heavy, partly because of the additional number of games that teams in this country have to get through.

Asked how training in England differed from his previous gigs, Guardiola said: "We train less here, we train more to avoid injuries.

"I haven't had a year with so few injuries as this one, except the long injury for Ilkay [Gundogan], but basically the training is very similar to what I have done in the past. …

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