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3 Mistakes Pep Guardiola Made Against Thomas Tuchel In UEFA Champions League Final

  • This year’s UEFA Champions League has come and gone but the memory will last for months before a winner coast home with next season’s Champions League trophy
  • It is no longer a news that Pep Guardiola’s tutored Manchester City side lost by a lone goal to Chelsea managed by Thomas Tuchel

Pep Guardiola has won the Champions League twice before while he was at Barcelona in 2009 and 2011, however, he has continued to fail at winning Europe’s most coveted trophy afterwards.

So many questions are begging for answers as to why Guardiola failed fans and supporters of Manchester City, the club know as the Cityzens.

A quick analysis of last night’s UCL played in Porto revealed that the Man City boss got three things wrong.

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If Guardiola had worked on the three highlighted points below, he would have won the Champions League last night.

  1. Poor team selection: Pep Guardiola made a big mistake with his team selection by not starting Sergio Aguero or Gabriel Jesus. Also he should have started Fernandinho.

2. Bad tactical awareness: The tactics used by Guardiola failed to give him goals and he also failed to change his tactics. Football is not just about having the ball, but scoring goals.

3. Not being flexible: Football is about fluidity and knowing when to stick and change what. Guardiola should have told his boys to attempt more shots in the second half, but he kept to possession football, which did not give him a single hope of scoring last night.

Going forward, the Manchester City’s manager need to change a lot of things about his style of coaching.

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