Shift in tac­tics is sti­fling at­tack­ing play

The Daily Telegraph - Sport - - Sport | Football -

Not to over­sim­plify what Guardi­ola does, but he has long con­sid­ered at­tack to be the best form of de­fence yet, amid con­cerns about the team’s de­fen­sive short­com­ings, he has been mak­ing cer­tain changes fur­ther for­ward that, at times, have sti­fled the speed and flu­ency with which City at­tack.

Ilkay Gun­do­gan played in a deeper mid­field role, closer to the pivot Ro­dri, in the de­feats by

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