Guardi­ola is free­dom

But the star how­ever, likes a strong run

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports -

Manch­ester City man­ager Pep Guardi­ola’s coach­ing style is giv­ing Ser­gio Aguero more free­dom up front, de­spite the Spa­niard be­ing “picky about ev­ery­thing”, the striker said.

Aguero, who missed a penalty in Ar­gentina’s 1-0 de­feat by Paraguay on Tues­day, said he was en­joy­ing more of a roaming role for his club than for his coun­try.

“He (Guardi­ola) wants me right as a nine, but then he gives me more free­dom too. He asks me to move all around the at­tack,” Aguero told Ar­gen­tine news­pa­per Ole, adding that his role for Ar­gentina was more re­stric­tive.

Aguero has made a strong start to life un­der Guardi­ola, scor­ing 11 goals in eight ap­pear­ances for City. The 28-year-old said he is com­ing to terms with the former Barcelona boss’s de­mands re­gard­ing press­ing de­fend­ers.

“Pep is very picky about ev­ery­thing,” Aguero added. “It’s good.

The good thing is that I’m get­ting used to him and au­to­mat­i­cally go­ing straight in to press­ing the cen­tre-backs.”

Pep Guardi­ola’s de­ci­sion to cut off wi-fi in­side Manch­ester City’s train­ing ground is thought to have come af­ter one player was caught on his phone while hav­ing a mas­sage.

Guardi­ola made the ad­just­ment to foster team spirit, hop­ing his squad would con­cen­trate on com­mu­ni­cat­ing with each other rather than be­ing glued to their mo­biles at the City Football Academy.

There is also limited 3G re­cep­tion in­side the train­ing ground and striker Ser­gio Aguero has re­vealed that the un­ortho­dox move was in re­sponse to some­thing the man­ager had seen.

“In this place I am pre­par­ing the or­ange juice, and they (team-mates) were asking if the in­ter­net was work­ing. “I think it’s bro­ken,” I said. I thought they were mess­ing with me, but it was right.

“It seems that one time, he en­tered the mas­sage rooms and saw one of my team-mates, I don’t know who it was, re­lax­ing with his phone and, I don’t know, maybe he did not like it.

“He had cut the in­ter­net. In the chang­ing room, mas­sage room and pool we don’t have the in­ter­net. Up­stairs there is a lit­tle bit of 3G.”


Pep Guardi­ola’s coach­ing style is giv­ing Ser­gio Aguero.

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