Pep Guardiola surprised a Manchester City fan by giving them a chance to lead the team. This was because Guardiola didn’t make any changes during his team’s 1-0 Premier League win over Newcastle United.
Guardiola’s team won the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday by beating Sevilla on penalties. They had to get ready quickly to play Newcastle at the Etihad late on Saturday night.
But even though the healing time wasn’t ideal, Guardiola didn’t make any changes as his team easily beat the visiting Newcastle Magpies 1-0.
“He (a fan) told me, ‘Make a change.’ I told him to come sit down and do it. “The game was going at a good pace, with a good rhythm,” Guardiola told TNT, which showed a clip of their conversation.
“The guys didn’t look too tired to me. I didn’t make the changes because it was hard, he said.
Guardiola’s team looked much better than Newcastle the whole game. They passed through the hosts’ press and opened them up with through balls from striker Phil Foden.
“Phil is a real player, and he can play in a lot of different spots. He’s a real danger. I’m really happy. He treats everyone in the same way. This way of thinking is always there. Guardiola said, “That is the most important thing.”
City is now in second place in the league, behind surprise leaders Brighton & Hove Albion. They won their first prize of the season last week, so everyone in the City camp is in a good mood.
“Now we have a long week to rest and get ready for the future… What can I say? Everyone is great. We all care a lot about it,” Guardiola said.