A new premiership for Manchester City confirms Pep Guardiola’s ‘Fifth Symphony’ reputation in England, his fifth premiership win in the seven seasons that, so far, he has been in British football. The only two he did not win were his debut (16–17), in which he finished third behind Chelsea and Tottenham; and 19-20, behind Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
The city brings to light some of Pep’s motivational speeches: “Until the last breath”.
Compared to the other four, it probably doesn’t suffer the most, since two titles were ones that it won with barely a point (18–19 and 21–22), and it’s probably not the most spectacular either, since the 17th in -18 cities reach 100 points; In 18-19 it reached 98; And in 21–22 the Pep-coached team got 93 points. The current 85 points, and four ahead of Arsenal, are not Guardiola’s best figures in England, but an analysis of his game sees this 22-23 title perhaps achieved with a team that is more aloof than the typical ‘guardiolismo’.
The first detail that will make this new City debut is 36 goals in 33 games, for now, by Erling Haaland, an attacking ‘beast’ who has been very efficient, but who has also changed Pep’s historic ‘script’ at City, A team which, incidentally, reached its ninth league title in history.
Other tactical details that make this City 22-23 different, within the usual 1-4-3-3, are the inclusion of John Stones as an interior midfield line, in these final games, but to create superiority Inside, one of the features of this new city, which, among other things, earned Ancelotti’s Real Madrid to be reviewed the other day.
Considering the competitiveness of English football, Pep’s five Premierships in seven seasons have considerable merit, but also recognize that, in the last five years, City are not, contrary to what is thought, the English team that But he has spent more money. transfer. Let’s share the data.
This season, City were the ninth place to ‘throw’ more euros (150.4 million to Chelsea’s 611); before coming third in Premiership spending in 21–22 (138.9 ‘kilos’ spent to Arsenal’s 167.4); before he was second at 20–21 (173.4 to Chelsea’s 247); And so on… In Pep’s first two seasons alone, City were the leader in domestic spending in England: in 17–18, (317 million spent); and at 16-17 (216 million).
In the statistics of games won, tied and lost, this premiership is very similar to everyone else except the 2017–2018 season, which has an advantage of 100 points and 19 over the others. In that, Pep’s team won 32 games, drew four and lost some of them hard, with Kun Aguero being their top scorer with 21 goals, yes, a far cry from Haaland’s current figure.
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In short, Pape’s English ‘The Fifth Symphony’ bears its historical stamp, but with slightly different nuances. Same qualification, of course.