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Joao Cancelo: “Guardiola had a huge impact .....“

Portugese fullback speaks on Pep’s influence.

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The international break has had some good bits and notes of Manchester City players speaking about all kind of topics. Now, Joao speaks about Pep’s influence on him and even touched on Lionel Messi rumors.

Let’s see what he said.

Joao Cancelo: “Guardiola had a huge impact because I have evolved a lot this year with him. He’s a coach that I admire for a long time, since that Barcelona team that was known for tiki-taka.”

on Lionel Messi: “He’s a great player, I won’t say that he’s not. He’s a great player. And in a team like #ManCity, of course, also with great players on his side, he’d have a great season.”

Joao had a mixed bag of results last season, but towards the end he seemed to improve and might have even locked down the starting left back role for the new season.

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