Studying Guardiola’s system like elevating a toddler, says Fernandinho



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11 Nov 2018, 15:52 IST
Fernandinho and Pep Guardiola

Fernandinho in contrast studying Pep Guardiola’s system to a mum or dad elevating a toddler as Manchester Metropolis look to take one other step of their defence of the Premier League title in opposition to Manchester United.

Metropolis are two factors clear on the prime going into Sunday’s Manchester derby on the Etihad Stadium.

Midfielder Fernandinho has been the topic of lavish reward from Guardiola as Metropolis have gone from power to power, and the Brazil worldwide defined the steps it has taken them to get thus far after going trophy-less of their first season below the previous Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach.

“When you’re a father, once you speak to your son or your daughter for the primary time, they do not perceive you,” Fernandinho instructed The Telegraph. “In fact, you might have endurance and you retain speaking to them and finally they do perceive.

“You inform them, ‘It’s important to do that, you can’t do that’ and, as they develop, they begin to get it. Then, after they perceive, they’re now not infants. They’re rising up.

“That’s what it’s like with Pep. At first you do not perceive. However you then develop up, you’re employed and now we perceive the issues he needs significantly better. It is not like the primary season when it took him extra time to make us perceive his concepts.

“Some gamers did not perceive instantly what he wished. Everybody was studying. Now, it solely takes a gesture from him and we perceive. It has turn into simpler.

“It is a synchronisation, – the synchronisation must be exact.

“Everybody is aware of their position and what they must do on the pitch. So, for instance, in case you are enjoying in opposition to a staff with very quick, attacking wingers, we can’t go ahead with out somebody – me – overlaying these gamers if the full-backs [Benjamin] Mendy and [Kyle] Walker have joined the assault.”

“The duty on me is huge however I really feel nice as a result of I understand how essential I’m for the staff,” he added of his personal position in midfield. 

“In my nation, they used to name gamers who play in my place a defensive midfielder however it isn’t defensive. I attempt to win the ball excessive up the pitch to start out assaults however it is not simply me.

“When the opposite staff has the ball we’re all below instruction to win it again. We defend with 10 outfield gamers. The secret’s to be compact going each methods, after we are attacking and defending, as a result of that is the best way to hold management.”

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