Luis Enrique led Barcelona to a 4-0 win over Manchester City at the Camp Nou, but he’s not being fooled by the score line.
Enrique goes up against old friend Pep Guardiola and City once more on Tuesday, this time in Manchester, and the manager expressed wonder at how quickly the Premier League club has picked up Guardiola’s system.
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The Barca man said Guardiola will be pressuring the La Liga giants high up the pitch, and that he’ll be feeding it right back to Man City.
In other words, expect some frenetic stuff at the Etihad Stadium.
“It will be an encounter of identical philosophies, similar to what we saw at Camp Nou,” Luis Enrique believes.
“I am sure that Guardiola knows the key to making things difficult for us. In three months (as City boss) he has managed to make his team identifiable which is certain to grow. Every month that passes and the immediate future of Manchester City is promising.”
This will be a big test for Guardiola, seeing the latest example of how the tactical genius adjusts to a blowout loss in just a few weeks time. We’ll be talking about however it goes down in this space in less than 24 hours time.