Pep Guardiola paid tribute to the sensational Brighton coach Roberto De Zerbi in anticipation of the visit of the champions Manchester City to the sixth-placed land, which is scheduled for Wednesday.
Courtesy of pomp and circumstance, the Catalan coach demanded special attention from the press before praising a fellow professional who had already secured qualification for the next edition of the Europa League.
“Pay close attention to what I have to say because I am convinced that Roberto [Di Zerbi] He is one of the most influential coaches of the past twenty years. Brighton deserves all the praise and the success it has achieved, ”emphasized the Nationals coach.
Confirmation that Guardiola was keen to stick with him. “No team plays the way they do, they are unique. Once they arrived I had the feeling they were going to make a huge impact in the Premier League. I understood that they would be surprised, but I didn’t think they would do what they did in such a short period of time,” he added.
Guardiola even says he has learned “a lot” from the innovations De Zerby implemented in the Premier League. ′′ They create an average of 20/25 goal chances per game, and they are far better than all the opponents, they have a monopoly on the ball in a way I haven’t seen in a long time. Everyone is involved in the game, their goalkeeper plays as a stable midfielder and if you are not at your best, they do whatever they want with you. It is a team with which I learned a lot, ”he continued.
The City boss even compared De Zerby to one of the best chefs in the world. “It is unique, it is like a Michelin star in a high class restaurant. In Catalonia we had El Bulli restaurant where Ferran Adria, who has been the best cook in the world for many years, completely changed the kitchen. The way Brighton plays is also, it’s unique, special. The way they play, the way they move. He also pointed out that preparing for this game will be a great challenge for us.
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