Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'It's Been a Steep Learning Curve under Guardiola'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'It's Been a Steep Learning Curve under Guardiola'

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CITY players felt that Pep Guardiola was 'speaking Chinese' when he first expounded his radical football philosophy on the training ground.

But 18 months on, after they picked up the first silverware under the Catalan coach, skipper Vincent Kompany likened working under Guardiola to an education at a prime football university!

"It's like doing ten years of studying - it's incredible. I compare it with going to university. That's the level," Kompany told Talksport.

"We never stop learning, every single day. But the great thing is that you see that you evolve so fast that after a while you get to predict a little bit what he wants and what he's going to say.

"A year-and-a-half ago it was like he was speaking Chinese to us, and it's great to evolve in that way."

But what makes Guardiola stand out as a manager? …

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