Pep Guardiola has had his press conference prior to this weekends game vs Fulham. At a neck breaking pace, the Premier League resumes and Pep gave updates on what will be his 700th match in charge overall in his managerial career. He also gave injury updates and talked glowingly about young play maker, Phil Foden.
Let’s see what he had to say-
“Yes I will do 700 more... then afterwards retire!” he said.
“When you start, I never expected. It’s good to have 700 games and so few defeats in these games.
“All the players staff we had at Barcelona B, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and here – I want to share this number with them.
“We make incredible things together and hopefully we can do it in the future.”
“The game against Porto showed this incredible personality. We need holding midfielders. He knows the position perfectly
“Last season, he helped us in another position [centre-half]. He is coming back in his position because now we have five central defenders.
“What’s going to happen at the end of the season, the club will talk about.”
“He’s (Sergio Aguero) getting better,”
“He is part of the training. It is good news that he’s on the pitch with us.
“Well see (if he’ll be back soon).”
“We are more than delighted to have Phil with us from the Academy and for the message it sends: if you have skills and especially passion,” the Catalan boss declared.
“What I love about Phil is his passion to play football - all he has in his head is: to be a better player and to achieve big things for himself, his Club and his national team.
“Training a player like him is a dream come true for managers - because of that passion. Normally, when you get older, you start to lose passion a little bit but he is like a little boy!
“He goes on the pitch in a training session and the first thing he is looking for is the ball - all he wants to do is play with his teammates, make passes and have shots.
“It will be his first achievement - 50 Premier League games - but he will play much more in the future.
“Hopefully, he can have the passion to improve and get better. I’m sure, knowing him, it is going to happen.”
Pep is certainly right about Foden. Thoughts on his comments?