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Manchester City, Pep Guardiola

Manchester City flirt with defensive dark side as Death Star’s flaws emerge | Jonathan Wilson

Manchester City flirt with defensive dark side as Death Star’s flaws emerge | Jonathan Wilson

7.10.2019

Manchester City flirt with defensive dark side as Death Star’s flaws emerge | Jonathan Wilson

There are many similarities between Pep Guardiola ’s Manchester City and Darth Vader’s Death Star, not the least of which is the presence of a fatal flaw in each destructive creation

A high line lets City control possession and facilitates their attacking might but it always gives opponents a chance. It may even be that that sense of fragility is part of what makes Guardiola’s football, at its best and when you leave aside the grim financial underpinning, so appealing: that it feels doomed, ethereal, transient. Perhaps something in Guardiola, even, relishes that sense of jeopardy. That’s the highfalutin explanation. More prosaically, there is Nicolás Otamendi.

But that is just part of the problem at the back. Injuries mean that Guardiola has repeatedly had to improvise on the left, either with centre-backs (Laporte), midfielders (Fabian Delph and Oleksandr Zinchenko) or a player who would rather be playing on the right (João Cancelo). Wolves again and again troubled City with simple balls into the space behind the full-backs.

In Star Wars, it needed Luke Skywalker, in whom the Force was notably strong, to hit the vital external exhaust port. By Return of the Jedi, Lando Calrissian and a team of Rebel fighters are enough. The Death Star may still be formidable, but everybody now knows how to destroy it.

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He may pay higher price than this defeat for his rudeness toward Central Defence, especially in epl. Natural central defenders from the club academy would have performed better Manchester City are struggling to maintain the impeccable standards of the last two seasons due mainly to a spate of injuries to key players. The end.

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