PEP GUARDIOLA produced an inspirational half-time team-talk against Aston Villa on the final day of last season.
The Premier League champions were 2-0 down at home to Aston Villa and in danger of conceding the title to Liverpool.
Pep Guardiola produced an inspirational half-time team-talk against Aston Villa
Man City turned the game around to win 3-2
But Guardiola riled up his troops with an amazing speech, which has been captured in City’s ‘Together: Champions Again’ documentary.
He said: “We’re going to go for it. OK, guys?
“It’s impossible to think about the consequences if we don’t win. It’s normal. It’s normal. But you have to be positive until the end.
“We need one goal. Then we will have the momentum and we will do it. I know you feel the pressure in the danger. It’s normal.
“We would not be here if we hadn’t been the best. You would not be.
“I know we are going to win it, but you have to handle in here [the mind] in a positive way. Find the quality, guys! You have enough. Okay? Allez.”
Guardiola’s words proved motivational as City turned the game on its head in the last 15 minutes.
Ilkay Gundogan’s double sandwiched in between Rodri’s strike saw Villa beaten 3-2 and the title head back to the Etihad.
And it is no surprise Guardiola won the praise of fans for his team-talk.
Another added: “The way Pep talks to his players makes me a bit emotional. City are fortunate to have him as their manager.
“I have always admired Pep and his football ideology since his days at Barcelona.”
One wrote: “What a manager Guardiola is… motivated his team when the heads looked like falling. A legendary coach.”
Pep Guardiola celebrates Manchester City winning the Premier League titleCredit: Getty Images – Getty
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