Pep Guardiola: “Tomorrow we will play with 12 players!”

Pep Guardiola is one of football’s most fascinating minds, and now the Manchester City boss has revealed that he often does tend to overthink his gameplan.

Speaking to the media ahead of City’s Champions League quarter-final encounter against Atlético Madrid on Tuesday, Guardiola said that the criticism he faces for ‘overthinking’ is fair.

Absolutely. I overthink a lot. That’s why I have very good results in the Champions League.

“My job would be boring if I played the same way all the time.”

Pep emphasized the difference in the styles and tactics of each opponent, saying that a matchup against Liverpool would be completely different tactically from the one against Atlético Madrid.

He suggested that every player has different characteristics, and therefore, he shouldn’t be expected to approach each tie the same.

“Every player has a mother and father who give different personalities and create different players. I have to adapt and adjust. That’s why I love to overthink and create stupid tactics.”

Pep quipped that he’ll find another inspiration and come up with yet more crazy ideas for the Champions League tie.

“Tonight I will take inspiration, and tomorrow I’ll have another incredible tactic… we’ll play with 12!”

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