Since Pep Guardiola took over Manchester City in 2016, the Spanish teacher has created a new empire in the Premiership. Etihad Stadium team gives viewers the feeling of an army invincible and ready to crush any opponent. Two consecutive championship with an impressive score (98 points and 100 points) is the most eloquent proof.
Man City surprisingly lost to Southampton
However, that is not shown in this season. The latest, they had just lost to Southampton, the team is ranked 13th in the standings with a 0-1 lead. Che Adams who scored the only goal with a blockbuster from midfield. That's defeats in 6 rounds only third of the City's nearest.
Calculated by extension, Pep Guardiola's men have lost 9 matches though the season is still more than 5 rounds ended. Remember, the total defeat in the Premier League in the season's last 2 Man City ended up at number 6, which is just over two seasons 2019/20 season before adding back to 3 games.
What is happening to Man City? Even Pep Guardiola also can not explain well. "Overall, we are the better players in this match is just not good enough to win. It's hard for me to give a good reason for this failure. We are good players but they have a new team goal. "
In fact, almost everyone can recognize the problem of Man City is located in the crafts. Since parting Vincent Kompany, Etihad field team lacks a leader in defense. Thereby creating gaps on either side as well as the lack of attention of the two center-feed, Ederson facing much more dangerous.
Pep Guardiola's team did not understand how you are being
On the other hand, Ederson regularly engaged in the deployment should leave the ball wide. Goals against Southampton also comes from the goalkeeper could not back up and about when defenders lost the ball. The current center-Man City also own injury history long solid. John Stones almost "disappeared" during the second half of the season, Fernandinho stunt guys should just could not ask for more.
More than anyone else, understand that I needed Guardiola defense reform in the upcoming transfer window. However, UEFA's sentence still hanging over his head Etihad Stadium. Therefore, it is difficult to say before Man City have "bomb attack" this summer or not.
However, there is a real need to accept Pep Guardiola. It was the defeat of Manchester City has more than city rivals, Manchester United (9 vs. 8). It was the first time since the 2012/13 season, the latest season Premiership champions Manchester United.