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06-21-2022, 02:02 PM
 
: Jun 2017
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Džeko's mother is concerned about the pitfalls and disquiet of being a multimillionaire footballer.
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My worry is all the money and the success will allow some bad people to attach themselves to my son,
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Some girls like to be with famous footballers for the wrong reasons and I do not want to see Edin damaged by them.
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Quick Reaction Time and Agility Methods in Soccer
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the different speed actions into five broad categories:
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1. Anticipation Speed: knows when to expect the ball, just by watching a teammates body movements, when to slide in and block an opposition shot.
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2. Reaction Speed: a goalkeeper; the rate at which they react to a deflection and an unexpected shot, an abrupt change in direction
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Many things influence reaction time, including visual influences and auditory influences.
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Still, using the goalkeeper instance, does he see or hear the ball first?
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A teammates scream or sighting a player shaping up to take a shot can influence or delay reaction time.
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3.Speed of Thought
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Agility, on the other hand, is the ability to alter directions without influencing balance.
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Many people erroneously believe that agility is an inborn trait and cannot be worked upon.
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Warm-Ups for Kids Before Sports or Active Play
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he stopped a certain goal with his chest against Lokomotiv Moscow in 2002
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I'm like the student who is not as clever, but studies for his exams and does okay in the end," Puyol is quoted as saying.
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a guy who would have no problem put his head in where it hurts.
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He once headed away a bullet from Roberto Carlos yards away while on the goal-line.
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Years later he said the effort "nearly ripped his head off" but a goal was avoided and that was all that mattered to Puyol.
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Puyol smashed through glass to get a ball back and was left with blood dripping down his leg and arm.
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Throwback to 2011 when Puyol let Eric Abidal lift the Champions league trophy against United in the final at Wembley after suffering with cancer.
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Puyol also invited Ronaldinho, then at AC Milan, into Barcelona's pre-match squad photo after the Joan Gamper Trophy match in 2010
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Puyi, I've missed you so much.' He told me to shut the hell up and concentrate. He never stops.
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"One time, the game was stopped, someone was on the stretcher, and he was shouting at me. I said to him: Calm down, it's 4-0 and there are three minutes left.' He said: 'So what? Focus!
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"Puyol keeps you on your toes at all times."
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"Carles Puyol would put his face where any other player would be scared to put his foot." - Franco Baresi.
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"No one is born a leader, it is surroundings and circumstances that develop them" - Carles Puyol
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The 2003 elections terminated in the surprise victory of Joan Laporta.
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An internal split is the last thing any club can desire for, for it is a parasite that can eat the team up from the inside.
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Barcelona found itself in a similar situation in 2007 when there broke out a misunderstanding between Samuel Etoo, Ronaldinho and coach Frank Rijkaard.
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he took the lighter and flung it off the pitch. He then ordered his defensive partner to stop complaining and focus on the impending corner.
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Mallorcas defender Sergio Ballesteros made his displeasure clear and crossed the limit by slapping Barcelonas captain on the field.
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Yet, Barcelonas eternal captain stood still and calm.
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Moreover, when Ronaldinho made an effort to confront Ballesteros, Puyol stopped him from doing so.
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In 2012, the Catalans were steamrolling a helpless Rayo Vallecano.
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They had already put 4 past their rivals when Thiago scored another one against the relegation-threatened side.
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As the young midfielder rushed towards Dani Alves to celebrate the goal, Puyol made it clear that it was not the time for a celebration.
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Nothing better than a certain quote by Tony Adams that describes everything Puyol did as an athlete: Play for the name on the front of the shirt, and they will remember the name on the back.
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Positional play: football tactics explained
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the players take up positions to attempt to create numerical advantages in passing triangles or diamonds
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There should never be more than three teammates on any horizontal plane, and never more than two on any vertical plane
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The aim of any team using positional play is to forge at least one of three types of superiority: numerical, qualitative and positional.
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Numerical superiority is an overload in any area of the pitch.
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Qualitative superiority is when a player who is superior to their direct opponent isolates them in a one-on-one situation.
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Positional superiority involves getting players into positions between or behind the opposition lines, where they are more likely to have time and space on the ball and are thus more likely to affect the game.
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by drawing an opponent towards the ball, a player will free up a teammate elsewhere to receive the next pass.
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The centre-backs try to provoke the opposition forwards into jumping out to press, in turn creating a passing lane in to the midfielder.
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The wingers stay wide on both sides to stretch the pitch.
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How Pep Guardiola stuck to his principles and was proven right at Manchester City
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15 avr. 2018
Last season Guardiola was told that he had to change his principles to succeed at City but it is only by sticking to them that he has won the title
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English football has always been as anti-intellectual as any other aspect of our national life.
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Pragmatism and common sense have been the values, winning football matches the only goal.
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Woe betide the foreign manager who arrives talking about a philosophy of football he intends to implement.
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Andre Villas Boas and Louis van Gaal had their faults but they were both always fighting a losing battle, for the temerity of having an idea.
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This is nothing new and nor is it limited to football: it is part of who we are. As Europeans go, the English are not intellectual, George Orwell wrote in The Lion and the Unicorn in 1941.
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They have a horror of abstract thought, they feel no need for any philosophy or systematic world-view.
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Ideas, especially foreign ones, have never taken much root in our culture.
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Even the history of the Labour party, as Harold Wilson said, owed more to Methodism than to Karl Marx.
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when Pep Guardiola arrived in England in 2016, with his own ideas and his own philosophy, so many people told him to compromise.
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Possession football might work abroad, he was told, but England was different.
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his team had lost 4-2 to Leicester City despite having 78 per cent possession
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Jamie Redknapp: City could not win this way.
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If he was serious about winning the Premier League, he would have to buy a proper holding midfielder, defend deeper, get the ball forward quicker and certainly start training tackles.
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2018
Citys average possession has increased from 61 per cent last year to over 71 per cent this year, according to Opta
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Of course City do not play like the Barcelona team that won the 2009 and 2011 Champions Leagues. How could they without Lionel Messi, Xavi and Andres Iniesta? This team plays with wingers
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But imagine briefly if he had done: a City team that defended deeper, passed less, and went long more.
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But do you think a compromised, confused side like that would be heading for 100 points and 100 goals, or not?
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It is impossible to talk about this City success without speaking about money.
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But that money has not just been thrown at the highest profile players on the market,
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It has bought the players to make the system work: crucially a fast right-back in Kyle Walker,
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a fast left-back in Benjamin Mendy who has been injured all year,
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and in Ederson a goalkeeper who can both pass the ball and make saves.
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While the money City have spent is unprecedented, the unprecedented football they have played has effectively justified it.
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Guardiola revelled in the personal vindication. People said we couldnt play the way we did in Barcelona in England, but it is possible, and we did it,
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It is a triumph for Guardiola and his players but also for his principles and his sticking to them, for the idea of having an idea.
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Guardiola typically spends two hours per day discussing one-on-one the positional minutiae of what he demands from his players.
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Pep doesnt just give you orders, said Gerard Pique. He also explains why.
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He knows his players intimately. He cried with youngster Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg when the midfielder lost his father to stomach cancer in April 2014.
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In every game, Guardiola picks his avatar the player whose job is to keep the play moving, as he did.
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to play Lahm in central midfield instead of his customary full-back position.
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He is super-intelligent, Guardiola said of his elegant Bayern captain. He understands the game brilliantly; knows when to come inside or stay wide.
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he dedicates more training sessions to defensive organisation than anything else.
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Attack is more based on innate talent,
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he once said. Defence is about the work you put into it. Defensive strategy is absolutely essential if I want to attack a lot.
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the 2015-16 winter break Bayern had conceded only 49 goals in 85 Bundesliga games since he arrived, keeping 50 clean sheets.
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Guardiola has shown me 200 videos and taught me concepts: when to move out with the ball, when to mark, where to position myself.
Javi Martinez
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What Guardiola wants above all else is a defence that moves as one a self-contained organism that suffocates opposition attacks by pressing high.
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If the centre-back presses, the midfield conductor drops in behind to cover; similarly, the winger covers his full-back.
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On average, Pep's Bayern would defend seven metres further up the pitch than they did under Heynckes.
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Guardiola wants his team to complete 15 passes, the theory being that his players retain their shape, while destabilising their opponents.
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But Guardiolas defensive strategy doesnt end when his team have the ball.
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It is a defensive tactic as much as it is a transition to attack via gradual strangulation.
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He hates tiki-taka
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Spains sterile possession game against Tunisia at the 2006 World Cup.
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It means passing the ball for the sake of passing, with no real aim or aggression nothing. I will not allow my brilliant players to fall for all that rubbish.
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Many seek to emulate Peps style
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Teams copy it, but badly, failing to appreciate the hours of work that have gone into creating the space to attack.
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At Barcelona, Guardiolas strategy was long entrenched.
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Coming to English football, he will have to adapt to his new players and coach them constantly in the first six months for them to fully grasp the systems complexity, in the same way he did at Bayern.
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to rain his players muscles in the football-specific movements that define his attacking remit.
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The cornerstone is the rondo
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The ball flies around at speed, which helps to sharpen technique in tight areas,
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with the goal being to reach 30 touches, the eight players counting out loud as they go.
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If you lose the ball, you go in the middle as punishment.
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the team who lost the ball can then immediately counter-press to win it back.
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The effect is two-fold: it establishes the importance of being alive to the counter-press having just lost possession, and the team with the ball learn how to position themselves and engineer space.
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The secret is to overload one side of the pitch so the opponent must tilt its own defence to cope
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Pre-season double sessions were the norm at Bayern
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by the beginning of October in 2013-14, Peps first season with the club, Die Roten had done 100 sessions and everything happens with a ball. Just running is pointless.
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Guardiola watches the oppositions previous six matches, plus targeted highlights provided by his head of analysis
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Using Lionel Messi as a false nine for only the second time, in the May 2009 Clasico, is his most famous innovation.
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The night before the match, he called Messi into his Camp Nou office at 10.30pm to show the Flea the exact areas he could exploit.
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Guardiolas use of a back three stems from his desire to achieve numerical superiority.
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Im no innovator, Guardiola has said. Im an ideas thief.
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Guardiola has a training pitch marked out very specifically for practice matches
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The two inside channels (shaded pale blue) are where he wants his best players in possession
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The two inside channels (shaded pale blue) are where he wants his best players in possession Xavi and Iniesta to assist, Robben and Ribery to score because they fall between all lines of the opponents defensive structure.
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There are rules: no more than three players in any horizontal zone; no more than two players in any vertical zone.
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when Guardiola saw pastries and cakes laid out for the team during his first pre-season at Bayern, he called for a nutritionist.
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If play develops down the right wing, the opposite wideman must hug the left-hand touchline to avoid overpopulating central midfield and denying Iniesta, Robben or Ribery the space to play.
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Guys who are supposed to play on the right are not allowed to cross to the left, and on the left youre not allowed to cross to the right, former Barcelona forward Thierry Henry recalled on Sky Sports Monday Night Football.
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I could hear him being upset on the side, but I still went there I didnt really care, admitted Henry. I scored a goal, and at half-time he took me off.
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Pep struggles to manage players with a singularity of personality like Samuel Etoo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Mario Mandzukic.
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Samuel Etoo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Mario Mandzukic have all lasted just one season under Guardiola.
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Its no coincidence that these three are driven centre-forwards with more than a dash of ego, who define themselves by goals.
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Hes a risk-taker:
Pep would rather die going forward than stay alive defending
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Guardiola introduced 3-4-3 to Barcelona in 2011/12
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When presented with two possible options, he always chooses the more attacking one
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(Pep would rather die going forward than stay alive defending, Thierry Henry once said of his former coach).
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He does stop occasionally, to run ideas by his son Marius and eldest daughter Maria, who share their fathers love of tactics.
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Finally, two hours before kick-off, Guardiolas focus will be entirely on attacking strategy and motivation.
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At Guardiolas side since 2007, Torrent has evolved from doing scouting for Barcelona B to becoming assistant coach at Bayern Munich.
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Lorenzo Buenaventura Fitness coach
Without Buenaventuras training ground exercises, the Guardiola coaching model would fall apart.
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Buenaventura is a disciple of Paco Seirul-lo, the fitness coach for Johan Cruyffs Barcelona, who tutored Guardiola in the late 80s.
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he passionately shares the Bayern boss belief that all training exercises must be carried out with a ball, at maximum intensity, for their ceaseless attacking model to properly function.
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Frequently working two weeks ahead of himself, Planchart and his team review the oppositions previous six matches, with 50-60 bite-size moves adding further detail.
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Pep mentality is to learn. He likes knowing new things. Its why he went from Barcelona to New York, to Munich and next, to England.
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He meets new people, learns about new cultures and how to then incorporate those cultures into his coaching.
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It took just three months for Jurgen Klopp to understand what the English game is all about: football, and lots of it.
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