Pep Guardiola, manager of Manchester City (hereafter Man City), who confirmed the English Premier League (EPL) championship, was praised by English football legends.
Man City confirmed the championship with three games left as Arsenal, who was competing for the championship, lost in the 37th round of the EPL 2022-2023 season against Nottingham Forest on the 21st.
Guardiola, who previously coached Barcelona in the Spanish Primera Liga and Bayern Munich in the German Bundesliga, has lifted 11 league championship trophies in 14 seasons from the 2008-2009 season with this victory.
TV commentator Gary Lineker, who holds the record for the most goals scored by an English player in World Cup history (10 goals), praised Guardiola as “a genius who plays soccer” to the BBC. Alan Shearer, the holder of the record for the most goals in the EPL (260 goals), said, “The way he approaches the game, his attitude, all of that is reflected in the players’ play.” Evaluated.
Even until the middle of the season, it was expected that Arsenal would be a tough fight, maintaining first place throughout the season, but at the end of the season, it was confirmed that it would be an early victory with the strength of sprinting for 11 consecutive wins.
TV commentator Jermaine Jenas, who played an active role as a key midfielder for EPL Tottenham in the past, praised Guardiola’s creativity. Jenas mentioned the strategy of taking advantage of the midfielder’s fight with the opposite foot fullback, the midfielder of the existing center back John Stones, and the fake number 9 tactic, saying, “Guardiola almost invented the football game. There is a different way of playing every season,” he analyzed. 스포츠토토
Local media now see that the only mountain that Guardiola can overcome is Sir Alex Ferguson, who led Manchester United’s golden age. Former manager Ferguson won 38 trophies for Manchester United for 27 years from 1986. In the 1998-1999 season, for the first time in British history, they achieved a treble (triple crown) by winning the EPL, European Champions League, and FA Cup at the same time. For that merit he was knighted by the former Queen Elizabeth II of England. Guardiola achieved a treble as Barcelona manager in the 2008-2009 season, but he has yet to experience a treble at Manchester City.