Arteta: Players have Learnt
Manchester City coach Mikel Arteta said that he is happy with the way this season is going and he believes that Pep Guardiola has been doing a great job ever since he took charge of the club. He said that the players have adapted well to the Spaniard training methods and believes that they are now reaping the fruits.
Mikel Arteta said that last season was a difficult with many players struggling with Guardiola’s tactics as well as training methods, but he feels that they have adapted well this season.
He said that the players would have to continue to work hard if they want to win the title this season. He believes that the second half of the season will be much more difficult as the opposing teams will want to do everything they can in order to get a result against them.
City go into the second half of the season with a 14 point lead over their nearest rivals, Manchester United, and with a healthy goal difference advantage too! Whilst others may have been more coy and backed Champions Chelsea our Mourinho’s resurgent Red force, Man City running away with the title was one of the exclusive football tips given by AskFans.
With talk of an historic quadruple, Arteta cautioned any thoughts that the players already had the trophies in the bag, saying he believes that the players will need to fight harder and to make sure that they control the games well. Mikel Arteta said that the objective of the team is to win the Premier League as well as the Champions League and he believes that Pep Guardiola has the necessary experience in order to achieve that. On top of that they are in the Semi Finals of the League Cup, and through to the next round of the FA Cup.
He said that the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager is a very astute manager and that he has learned a lot ever since he joined the staff. He said that it has always been his dream to work as a manager after his playing career and he feels that he has learned a lot by being around Pep Guardiola.
Mikel Arteta has been linked to a couple of teams who were looking for a manager, with Arsenal rumoured to be interested in bringing him in after Wenger ‘moves upstairs’, but he feels that this is a bit too early for him. He wants to continue to learn before starting his career as a manager.