12:18  ,  May 22, 2022

Guardiola: Without that, no tactics, no ideas

Manchester City boss Josep Guardiola considers the existence of the highest level players in the team to be the only guarantee of his success.

"Incredible, top human quality players and persons," said Guardiola in an exclusive interview with Sky Sports' Patrick Davison ahead of the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday.

"Without that, no tactics, no ideas. Nothing, nothing, top-quality players.

"All the other managers have amazing ideas and tactics. The praise in the football world is so suspicious. Every time you give good praise to me, I do not believe you. Not for one second, I'm so suspicious.

"Behind that is the players, the quality, the talent, the effort. When we are good is when we try to altogether follow one idea, but my ideas are not more special than the other ones.

"I have found a lot of incredibly talented managers in the Championship, or the Premier League who do not have success. Do you know why? They do not have the good players that we have, it is as simple as that."

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