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Pep Guardiola- Is he overhyped?

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  1. Kailash says:

    Hi Siddharth, I really did not get the part about Mourinho and Wenger. Are you criticising or praising Mourinho because he bought superstars? Or are you saying Wenger is better coach because he doesn’t buy superstars?
    In my opinion it has to be a combination of both buying and growing superstars… Barca during Pep’s days were blessed with so many home-grown superstars at their peak so that Pep’s transfer policy was never questioned. His real challenge will be at city coz I don’t think he will be afforded the leeway he got at Bayern with regards to the results. He is expected to hit the ground running..
    And like you said… he has to buy superstars to help his cause.

    1. Deepak says:

      Well said, Pep has to buy Pogba to replace Toure also maybe a guy like Isco.

    2. Siddharth says:

      Thanks for your question !
      I was stating an accusation that has been levelled at Mourinho over the years, that he needs to buy great players to build a great team, which can also be used against Pep. I agree that it is a combination of both. Also, Pep was lucky at Barca to have so many world class home grown talents in the same team, because it almost never happens. His spell at City will be interesting, but no matter what he says, the aura of invincibility around him has been broken to an extent with Bayern. We will see how it goes i guess !

  2. Kushal Srivastav says:

    Pep will have a lot of work to do by replacing the ageing players in the squad. City average playing XI age is 27. The likes of mangala and kompany(injuries) have not lived up to the expectations also zabaleta clichy fernandinho fernando yaya navas silva ( i missed some names) all are over 30 would be interesting to see what pep brings to the epl!

    1. Siddharth says:

      True ! Yaya, Silva and Kompany are definately not the same players as they were a few years ago, so yes they will have to be replaced. Hart might also be replaced since he isn’t the sweeper keeper than Pep prefers. But this has definitely made the EPL more intriguing !

      1. Santosh says:

        Pep will make Mangala a much improved player in sum time just like he did with Boeteng, Machareano etc.

        1. Siddharth says:

          Mascherano was a great CDM at Liverpool. Can’t really say he’s improved as a CB at Barcelona. But i agree that Boetang has improved under Pep.