Barcelona are set to play Celtic in Wednesday’s Champions League clash. Coach Luis Enrique has said that star forward Lionel Messi would feature in the game after reporters inquired of a rift building between the Argentine star and the club.

“Lionel is always ready to play and I’m sure he will be ready to face Celtic. He is 100 percent and eager to give the best version of himself,” Enrique said. On future plans of Messi, the coach said: “I don’t know. I have no idea.”

There have been reports that City have a really strong interest in landing Lionel Messi despite the odds. The Sky Blues reportedly want to break the bank in a bid to lure the superstar player to join his former coach Pep Guardiola at the Etihad. The Mirror claims that City are willing to pay Barcelona £100 million whilst promising Messi £500,000 in weekly wages. Continue reading “ENRIQUE: MESSI WILL PLAY AGAINST CELTIC”

Pep Guardiola’s transformation extends beyond the pitch

Upon signing with Manchester City back on February of 2016, the initial target that was laid on Pep Guardiola was to revolutionize the Premier League club and to convert it into not only as one of the best teams in England and push them to win the Premier League title which they haven’t done since the season of 2013-14 but to also push City to a European elite team that can also compete and maybe even with the Champions League in the near future.

In order to make all of this happen and not only win the Premier League or the Champions League, a number of changes have had to happen not only inside the actual pitch but also outside of it as well.

Formation adjustments, tactical switches between players, playing style modification are some of the more evident shifts that Guardiola has made with his Manchester City squad when it comes to actually playing in the pitch but there have also been a number of alterations that the Spanish manager has made since arriving to the Etihad Stadium.

Guardiola has also banned his players from eating certain foods and sugary drinks as he wants his squad to be at their best in every single match and avoid going through any slips in form that might be caused from specific foods.

It has recently been revealed that another addition to his strict regime as he has also cut off Wi-Fi from certain spots at the Etihad Stadium and Sergio Aguero revealed details concerning this recent additional ban as the Argentine attacked said: Continue reading “Pep Guardiola’s transformation extends beyond the pitch”