|Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan|
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|Nickname||City, The Citizens, The Sky Blues|
＜Performance in The Last 5 Seasons＞
|Premier League||CL||FA Cup||EFL Cup||Manager|
|17/18||Victory||Quarter finals||Eliminated in the |
|21/22||Victory||Semifinals||Semifinals||Eliminated in the|
The premier champion who chose a transformation to win the long-awaited CL victory
・We were unable to acquire a striker last season, so we managed by placing midfield players such as Foden at the forefront. As a result, this control produced a certain amount of results, and Rodri began to make vertical passes that acted as a switch for offense, increasing the firepower of pass soccer as a team. Above all, De Bruyne recorded 15 goals and 6 assists, and was doing well, and in the league match, City won the dead heat with Liverpool and achieved consecutive victories.
・However, I was not happy with this result. In the CL, in the semi-final match against Real Madrid, the game was overturned just before the end and suffered a disappointing defeat. Therefore, it was urgent to acquire a FW with scoring power and a left SB with defensive power to decide the game.
・Succeeded in acquiring Haaland in this summer’s transfer market. Some experts were skeptical that Guardiola’s football could not be beaten, but in addition to his decisiveness, which he scored 86 goals in 89 official matches in the two and a half years he was at Dortmund, his height and The Norwegian national team striker, who has both strength and speed, has already gone on a rampage with 9 goals in the opening 5 games. While retaining the essence of the style of breaking down with positional movements and elegant passes, Haaland’s powerful vertical movements are added to the attack, and the approach is more linear.
・In the midfield when Fernandinho left the team, Phillips shined in offense and defense, SB’s promising S. Gomez replaced Zinchenko, Ortega was appointed as the second goalkeeper to replace Steffen, and Akanji was added to the CB while Laporte was out due to injury. Ensuring the quality of the entire team.The two wings that sold Sterling and G. Jesus are also handled by Alvarez, a new member. If Grealish, who was not completely fit last season, shows his true potential, there should be no shortage.
・It goes without saying that the goal is to win three league titles in a row since United in the 2008/09 season, and to win the long-awaited Champions League. It wouldn’t be surprising if he had a historic year under Pep, who never stops evolving.
|（Date of birth)||January 18, 1971（51）|
・“Rare Great Commander”
・He believes in offensive soccer centered on high presses and high possession, and continues to create innovative tactics every season according to the team’s situation, such as zero tops and fake SBs.
・With an insatiable spirit of inquiry and ambition, even after the game or just after the goal, the players are called up and the way they enthusiastically coach them individually shows the ideal height.
・Not only is he stoic with himself, but he also demands high standards from players, such as disconnecting the WiFi at the practice field and asking them to concentrate on playing.
・When the two wingers take the width and both SBs advance to the central area and participate in the pass work, the layout changes to 2-3-4-1.
・The new addition is Haaland’s vertical movement, which boldly aims for the back, and has the effect of pushing down the enemy’s DF line.
・What is interesting is how to use Alvarez, who is good at mobility. In the match against Nottingham Forest in Section 5, he entered under the top and scored two goals.
|18||Stefan Ortega||30||Germany||0||・Pep’s favorite talent who boasts footwork and feed power comparable to Neuer, and is also capable as a shot stopper.|
・Although he is the second goalkeeper, he is enthusiastic that he wants to become a regular player.
|31||Ederson||29||Brazil||37 caps||・”The last control tower” with play vision in skill and pass ability that puts field players to shame|
・In the early stages, there were rare mistakes in throwing and jumping out, and it was an uneasy start.
|33||Scott Carson||37||England||33 caps||・Although there are few opportunities to participate, he shows stable saves without neglecting preparations|
・An unsung hero who supports the team from the pitch as a mood maker
|2||Kyle Walker||32||England||20 caps||・The speed of catching up without difficulty even if the back is taken is the best part|
・Expanding his range as a SB under Pep, who has been trained in individual tactics, and this season, he is also taking on new tasks to act like a fake SB depending on the situation.
|3||Rúben Dias||25||Portugal||29 caps|
|・A world-class defender who has all the qualities necessary for a CB and demonstrates leadership in difficult situations.|
・She broke up with singer April Ivy last September and is currently dating a dancer.
|5||John Stones||28||England||14 caps|
|・While we can contribute to the build-up by making use of our excellent deployment capabilities, we still have issues with our relatively simple defensive response and continuity.|
・ Aiming for a higher-grade stage with the addition of Akanji as a stimulus
|6||Nathan Aké||27||Netherlands||14 caps|
|・A return to Chelsea, his old club, has been scrapped due to a lack of agreement between the clubs, and he will be entering his third season at Manchester.|
・Although he has high covering ability and can make good passes, he is also worried about his defense in aerial battles.
|7||João Cancelo||28||Portugal||36 caps|
|・When building up as a fake SB, while participating in pass work by narrowing down to the inside, looking for opportunities to invade the enemy team and supply crosses, the work is wide-ranging.|
・With the departure of Sterling, the jersey number will be “7”
|14||Aymeric Laporte||28||Spain||33 caps|
|・Because he underwent knee surgery in the off season, he made a late start to the season and returned in late October.|
・Perfect in interpersonal battles both on ground and in the air, excellent at judging the situation, and a high-quality left-footed pass that advances the situation
|21||Sergio Gómez||22||Spain||39 caps|
|・A left-back talent who broke through at Anderlecht and was named the club’s Player of the Year last season|
・Coming from Barcelona’s academy, he has the groundwork to adapt to Pep’s style
|25||Manuel Akanji||27||Switzerland||26 caps|
|・ Ready-to-use CB acquired on the last day of the transfer deadline|
・In addition to being able to carry the ball, he has technique and passing ability that can contribute to build-ups, so he is not bad with possession soccer.
|82||Rico Lewis||18||England||0||・The 17-year-old right-back, who has been with the first team since pre-season and made his long-awaited debut in the Premier League while coming on as a substitute against Bournemouth in Round 2|
・ Good at offensive performance, can play even in the middle stage
|97||Joshua Wilson-Esbrand||20||England||0||・A talented left-back who has honed his skills at West Ham Youth and is steadily growing at Manchester City, where he moved to in 2019|
・Characteristics include soft movement, ball touch, and dynamic participation in attacks
|4||Kalvin Phillips||26||England||20 caps||・ Acquisition of midfielder, who made a break with Leeds led by Bielsa and has become an important force in the England national team, for about 49 million€|
・It has a reputation for its long feed in attack and its one-on-one strength in defense.
|Ilkay Gündogan||32||Germany||27 caps|
|・Excellent through-passes that match teammates perfectly, skills to remove the opponent’s marks, and movements to become free in the box|
・The two shots in last season’s final section, which pulled in the win with a come-from-behind win, are still fresh in our memory.
|10||Jack Grealish||27||England||26 caps|
|・In his second year of competition after failing to prove his £100million transfer fee worth just three goals in the Premier League last season|
・ What is required is the same performance as Sterling, who continued to score double-digit goals
|・Each play has been refined, and we have acquired a sense of stability and continuity.|
・ The number of goals that decide the game has increased, and now it is an indispensable force
|17||Kevin De Bruyne||31||Belgium||30 caps|
|・The best attacking midfielder in modern times who freely manipulates the space with teammates with a variety of passes and attracts goals brilliantly|
・The 19 goals he scored in official games last season was a career high, and he is still evolving even after turning 30.
|20||Bernardo Silva||28||Portugal||35 caps|
|・There was talk of a transfer to Barcelona until the end of the market, but in the end it was decided to stay.|
・A rare attacker who can demonstrate creativity everywhere while continuing to work hard
|47||Phil Foden||22||England||28 caps|
|・A near-future Ballon d’Or candidate who continues to grow without being crushed by high expectations and pressure|
・Equipped with an advanced technique to flexibly peel off marks and break open with effective dribbling and free running
|80||Cole Palmer||20||England||4 caps|
|・ One of the promising young talents who Pep highly appreciates his talent, although the opportunity to participate is limited|
・His main job is a central midfielder, but last season he also played the role of “fake number 9” and proved his intelligence and sense
|9||Erling Haaland||22||Norway||24 caps|
|・A new ace who has easily adapted to the Premier League stage and is already showing off his talent with two hat-tricks and a total of nine goals in the first five games.|
・Without injury, 40 goals is not a dream
|19||Julián Álvarez||22||Argentina||5 caps|
|・An energetic attacker who uses his mobility and kinetic power as weapons to constantly take action, pull out the last pass, and get involved in the goal.|
・Do not neglect defensive tasks and press hard
|26||Riyad Mahrez||31||Algeria||28 caps|
|・With Pep’s guidance, the waves of the Leicester era have disappeared, and the past two years have continued to perform at a high level.|
Last season, his first in his 30s, he scored a career-high 24 goals in a season.