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Throwback Of Pep Guardiola Lecturing Joshua Kimmich Shows His Passion

Ryan Sidle


Throwback Of Pep Guardiola Lecturing Joshua Kimmich Shows His Passion

Pep Guardiola still found time to criticise Phil Foden after Manchester City's win over Liverpool, and there's proof that the City manager's harsh words only go to those he believes in most.


There's no doubting that Foden was the star of the show as City opened up a 10 point gap over champions Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday evening, to win their first game their since 2003.

The young Englishman set up one goal for the Premier League leaders and scored two more as City ran away with things late in the game to win 4-1.

Despite the 20-year-old's brilliance, Guardiola still had some criticism and pointers for the midfielder but it's not the first time that the former Barcelona boss has admonished a young player.

Footage from after the 2016 Der Klassiker between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund went viral as it showed Guardiola trying to teach Joshua Kimmich.

On Sunday, Foden started playing centrally before being moved out wide by his manager, where he really shone and changed the game from 1-1, after Liverpool's controversial penalty.

Explaining how the England international can improve, Pep said, "He's so young, still he doesn't understand in some positions what you have to do. In the first half he was not in the right positions as you have to be like we work but he's a little bit distracted sometimes in these issues.

"Playing wide is easier for him but he will learn. after that the action for the second and fourth goal what a huge talent he is but still so young and hopefully he understands he can improve.

"In the first half he was not in the positions we needed and that's why we suffered in some moments to have the control."


In the past Guardiola has also been seen aggressively talking to Raheem Sterling, and there's no doubt the winger has improved under his manager.

Ahead of the Spaniard arriving in the Premier League, Sterling had suffered a poor time during Euro 2016 for England and there were questions about his long term future at the Etihad Stadium.

Instead he has arguably been the most improved player in Manchester since the former midfielder became the manager at City.

And it's not even his own players who are the only ones on the end of a tongue lashing from the former Roma midfielder.

In 2017, following a game between City and Southampton, the 50-year-old came under some fire after his aggressive conversation with Saints' winger Nathan Redmond.

Obviously the winger just should have been grateful for the shouting in his face.

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport

Topics: Manchester City, Phil Foden, Liverpool, Football News, Pep Guardiola, Joshua Kimmich, Premier League, Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Bundesliga

Ryan Sidle
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