World-renowned manager Pep Guardiola (52), Manchester City coach, praised Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham), the “national team captain.”안전놀이터
Coach Guardiola said at a pre-press conference for the second leg of the Coupang Play Series held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 29th, “Son Heung-min is the best player. praised.
South Korean striker Son Heung-min is called Man City’s natural enemy. Since arriving at Tottenham in 2015, he has played 17 games against Man City, scoring 7 goals and assisting 3. There were also many moments of frustration for Guardiola. He also started in his most recent match, a match against the head in February, and led Tottenham to a 1-0 victory. Guardiola also showed respect for Son Heung-min.
Manchester City are on an Asian tour. Previously, they played two matches in Japan. On the 23rd, they won a 5-3 come-from-behind victory against F. Marinos in Yokohama, Japan. Later, on the 26th, he won 2-1 against Bayern Munich (Germany), the team belonging to Kim Min-jae, the “Monster”.
Man City went straight to the Korean tour and entered Korea through Incheon International Airport on the 27th. On the 30th, the second leg of the Coupang Play Series will be played against Atletico Madrid (Spain), the third leader of La Liga, at the Seoul World Cup Stadium.
Coach Guardiola expressed his anticipation, saying, “I’m happy to go on a tour in Korea. I’m training in good condition, and I’ll do what I need to do in this match. I’m happy to play against a strong team.”
Manchester City is a big club that has won the EPL seven times since its inception in 1992. Last season, he succeeded in winning the ‘Treble (three crowns)’ by winning the English Football Association (FA) Cup and UEFA Champions League along with three consecutive EPL victories. It is the second honor in English club history after Manchester United (England) in the 1998-1999 season led by former manager Alex Ferguson. Only eight teams have achieved the treble, including Man City and Manchester United, Inter Milan, Barcelona (Spain), and Bayern Munich (Germany). Manchester City also made a mark in football history.
There have been changes to Manchester City’s squad this summer. Former midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has moved to Barcelona, Spain. Wing striker Riyad Mahrez headed to Al Ahli in Saudi Arabia. Instead, Man City filled the void by recruiting Croatian midfielder Matteo Kovacic, who played for Chelsea (England).
Guardiola praised Gundoan, saying, “It was good to be together. He was a player who showed great appearance off the pitch.” Regarding the replacement Gundoan, “The transfer market is open until the end of August. Many players are being discussed, but they have good quality and have different skills and strengths. There are things to watch. All clubs are in the same situation, and transfers I think we have to look at the market trend. I can’t say anything right now.”
Recently, ‘Legend’ David Silva, who was coached by Guardiola, announced his retirement. Coach Guardiola said, “It’s sad news.” “I wish you good luck.