Sunday, August 19, 2018

Guardiola faces up to spell without City star De Bruyne

Pep Guardiola begins life without Kevin De Bruyne against Huddersfield this weekend, but the build up to the match was dominated by reviews of his on-screen performance.
Guardiola has found himself at the centre of intense media scrutiny this week, following the release of Amazon's fly-on-the-wall documentary series that covers City's Premier League-winning season.
The unprecedented access granted to the film's producers created sensational headlines, even before it was officially launched for public viewing on Friday.
And, although Guardiola concedes the series may reveal some of his managerial techniques, he is relaxed about that possibility.
"We had cameras following us 24 hours a day so that can happen," said Guardiola. "People will see how a team is behind the scenes.
"On the secrets, every game is completely different to the others, and the players make the tactics. You have Kevin De Bruyne playing one way, and if he is not available, you have to adapt to the players who are playing in his place.