Pep Guardiola, Tiap Klub yang Ditanganinya Selalu Juara

Pep Guardiola: The Man who Buys Success wherever He Goes

Editor : Ismail Gani
Translator : Novita Cahyadi


Pep Guardiola, Tiap Klub yang Ditanganinya Selalu JuaraPelatih Manchester City, Pep Guardiola (Foto: MailOnline)

SELISIH 11 poin di puncak klasemen Liga Premier Inggris (ELP) belum mengungkap keseluruhan cerita di balik sukses Manchester City. Semua itu berkat kelihaian pelatih Pep Guardiola, menangani dan meneriaki pemain asuhannya dari pinggir lapangan hingga mereka faham cara untuk menang.

´Guardiola menghidupkan otak saya kembali,´ kata Raheem Sterling baru-baru ini, menggambarkan perubahan kritis di tim untuk mengadopsi strategi mencapai kemenangan Guardiola.

Eric Abidal pernah menggambarkan gangguan awalnya saat diteriaki seperti anak ´berusia 15 tahun´ oleh Guardiola dan diperintahkan ´untuk tetap bermain di lapangan kemampuanku semakin meningkat´.

Dia adalah bek bertahan Barcelona yang mendukung kemenangan meraih juara Liga Champion selama dua tahun. "Secara taktis saya tidak pernah menemukan orang seperti dia," katanya seperti dilansir MailOnline.

THE 11-POINT lead at the top of the Premier League table does not tell the full story. You have to listen to Pep Guardiola’s players to see what he brings, manhandling and yelling at them until they see the light.

‘Guardiola’s switched my brain back on,’ Raheem Sterling observed recently, describing the critical change in body shape that his manager has taught him to adopt when receiving the ball.

Eric Abidal once described his initial annoyance at being shouted at like ‘a 15-year old’ by Guardiola and being ordered ‘to stay back when my strength was getting forward’.

He was a Barcelona Champions League-winning defender inside two years. ‘Tactically I have never come across anyone like him,’ he said.