In his first full season at the Etihad stadium, Pep failed to win any trophy as he had rough and had to quality for the next UEFA Champions League with third position, narrowly edging current champion of England to the third place who sat on fourth place as at that time. But many would argue that the Pep’s team was ageing at that time.
Guardiola rightly prove the doubter wrong in the following campaign as he set numerous record enroute to the English Premier League victory with new crop of players at his disposal. In the following season the Cityzen was equally on another level as they had the Premier League once with 98points despite winning the previous one with whopping 100points.
However, in their last campaign, Manchester City loss more matches than they lost in their two previous seasons and it thus manifest in their inability to defend their Premier league title despite winning the league cup.
But what could be the problem to the Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, the team that was once a fear factor in the whole of England is now a team that can be cast aside despite the amount of money on that squad.
Out ran by Manchester United, outpaced by Olympique Lyon, outmuscled by the Wolves, outlived by his apprentice and outplayed by the newly promoted lead United, Pep Guardiola is losing it and the evident is unbearable to the Spanish tactician that is used to winning everywhere found himself.
With injury ravaging the Liverpool squad, many sportsbook had tip the Cityzens to win the league this campaign, however 22bet live bettingwith the best odds is tipping the Cityzens to be the Champion of England once again with 2.50 odds as the the Etihad stadium’s club will be looking to bunce back from their slumber.
With loss on Sunday against the Tottenham Hotspurs, Manchester City and Guardiola is having their worst start to season with 12points from 8games under the guidance of the Spanish tactician. What could be the problem? What could have caused the attacking inefficiency in the current Man city squad? Why is Guardiola’s Man city conceding lot of goals these days? And how well Guardiola can overturned this downside. There are many questions yet to be answered but is this the end of an era.
Every key area of the city statistic is much lower than it used to be for any side managed by the Spanish genius. Whether one takes a look at goals, shots, expected goals or chances created, every important measure of City’s attacking production is lower than it was at the same stage last three seasons.
More so, these stat are lower than transitional first year of Guardiola at City. Moreover the defensive stat is equally in shambles as the attack but the main problem is yet to be sorted out as the city story in UCL is quite appealing with impressive defense and exciting attacking turnover.
Although Pep could argue in his defense that his most trusted vanguards are out injured as Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus absents have really changed the way the team is set up and either Raheem Sterling or FerranTorress is been played out of position as they both played in a position where they fight a lot. However, such justification is not acceptable to a team that cost nearly one billion euro to set up.
Moreover, since the departure of Vincent Kompany, Manchester City hardly find their rhythm and just about when they are getting their groove back on David Silva equally departed for Real Sociedad leaving behind the ageing Fernandinho as the sole leader in the squad of vibrant mind. But the sign is showing the door to the Brazilian defensive midfielder with less playing time.
Manchester city are doing fine in terms of playing but the lack of leader whom the players can look up to and the one that can shield and controlled the team a perfect focus could be the missing part of these crop of players.
Kelvin DeBryne had been the city best for many years and the Belgian is a no leader despite been a phenomenon player, Raheem Sterling, Bernado Silva, Ederson and Larpote are all under the same cadre of DeBryne leadership quality.
Manchester city are heavy favorites to take three points against any team either in Europe of domestic, including the most inform Bayern Munich and Liverpool, but the City ineptitude attack and lackluster defense with error-prone-like character is the reason why the Cityzen are currently sitting on 13th position on the English Premier League log currently.
Even in their 2019/2020 campaign City had nine loss in the league which is more than the struggling club of the league – have all suffered and both newly-promoted Sheffield United and Leicester City were also sitting on nine losses, the most that Guardiola has ever had in a single season as a boss.
The leader can all be gone, the player’s attitude could have been questioned, the defensive error could be well placed among the pundits and the loss could be a doom for the ingenious Pep! The Spanish tactician is paid to win and to find a solution to all sporting purposes. More so, irrespective what had caused the rate of Guardiola’s inefficiency to spike up, the Spanish tactician must come with a solution and should be soon as or this could be the beginning of the end of an era that define the template of how modern football is trend.