Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he’s yelling too much at his players.
City are on a 19-game winning run and remain on the hunt for an unprecedented quadruple, but Guardiola says he’s always demanding more of his team.
“Sometimes I yell at my players and I shouldn’t do it but I can’t control it,” he said at a press conference on Friday.
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“When I was a player, it was like that too, that’s how I am. I don’t want to be wrong with myself. Sometimes I am calmer. It depends. I do it because I love my job, I love as a manager and I want to be better. I want to try to reach the team every day to do better. “
Guardiola raised his eyebrows after the Champions League win over Borussia Monchengladbach on Wednesday by suggesting his success at the Etihad stadium was due to City’s purchasing power.
And ahead of their Premier League clash against West Ham on Saturday, the 50-year-old was quick to downplay his role.
“I would say if I believed the reason I was me,” he said.
Gab Marcotti wonders why Angelino chose to talk about Pep Guardiola after playing for Manchester City for seven years.
“I would tell you. I would be grateful to say that the reason for this success is because I’m so good looking and that’s the reason why. It’s not like that. It’s the players.
“I’ve never scored a goal in 12 years as a manager, never. I’ve never saved a penalty, never. The artists are the players. All we can do is help them.”
After missing a third consecutive title at Liverpool last season, City look set to reclaim the trophy after opening up a 10-point lead at the top.
Meanwhile, after reaching the title last season, Liverpool are struggling to make it into the top four and Guardiola believes the problems of champions Jurgen Klopp are further proof of the quality of his squad.
“We have all supported this for a long time,” he said.
“I’m proud of the fact that when a team wins the Premier League they struggle a lot but we won back to back. Last season we couldn’t fight Liverpool, it was amazing, we were second but today this season, once again here we are – that’s what I’m most proud of.