Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Guardiola's Success Is in the Fine Details

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Guardiola's Success Is in the Fine Details

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ILKAY Gundogan has explained the methods behind Pep Guardiola's success at City.

The Catalan has revolutionised the Blues' playing style and is on the verge of sealing his first Premier League title in English football.

His approach, which has also steered City into the last-eight of the Champions League, has won him admirers as well as making the Blues a dominant footballing force.

And Gundogan says it is based on an attention to detail that is obsessive. He said: "I think that Pep has got a very clear way of playing, a very clear footballing philosophy. And he wants to introduce it at all costs.

"I think that he sets his team up accordingly, both in terms of who is part of the squad and how he wants to see that reflected on the pitch. It's a very dominant style of play, with highly technical football. …

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