Pep Guardiola Inspired Manchester City Stars To Title Win By Telling Players To ‘do It For David Silva’


THE new documentary about Manchester City’s record-breaking Premier League season is released on Amazon Prime today.

SunSport’s Martin Blackburn took a look at episodes three and four of All or Nothing — here are his highlights.

PA:Press Association Pep Guardiola, left, at the Premiere of Man City’s new All or Nothing documentary

Pep Guardiola tells his players they must go out and beat Spurs in December for team-mate David Silva.

The Spaniard dashed back to his homeland to be with his partner following the premature birth of their son Mateo.

He was born at just 25 weeks and Silva made regular trips to Valencia over the next few weeks.

Pep told his players before their crucial 4-1 win: “Everybody stand up guys.

“Today you have to win for one reason. You have to win for David Silva and his girlfriend.

“He’s f***ing suffering tonight. When you go out there, you enjoy. Enjoy for him.

“If you go out there and we suffer, then suffer for him. Is that clear?”

Reuters Pep Guardiola told his players to do it for David Silva in a clash against Tottenham last season

GUARDIOLA picked out the hardest part of the season for a team chasing glory on four fronts, as City were last year.

He told his side: “December, January, February.

“Those three months are terrible when you are in the four competitions.

“You don’t have time for recovery. You have to have 20-22 top, top players to arrive at the end of all four.

“I don’t know if we are capable of going to the Champions League and Premier League.”

EPA The Spaniard picked out the hardest part of the season for his title-winning side

PEP chats to coach Mikel Arteta about the sitter missed by Raheem Sterling during the 1-1 draw at Burnley in February.

The England ace was subbed soon afterwards — and his manager clearly feels he needs to work on his left foot.

Guardiola said: “Yesterday I spoke with Raheem, he’s such a good guy. He was so p****d off.

“I said to him ‘Were you p****d off?’ and he said ‘Devastated’. I said we didn’t lose because of you and he said ‘F**k it’.

“He said ‘We lost because of my fault, of my s**t. It would have been 2-0 — it’s over’ and it’s true.

PA:Press Association Raheem Sterling missed a sitter against Burnley last season that cost them all three points

After that the game went downhill.

“I said to him ‘Just so you know, I changed you because of the mistake’.

“‘You can’t miss a chance like that. I expect you to not make mistakes’. He said ‘You’re right, I can’t make that mistake, I can’t’.

“I said ‘In the end you gave us that victory over Southampton, my friend’.

“It’s the same thing. At Huddersfield and Bournemouth, he got us the win.

“He doesn’t have to think, except when using his left foot. Then he does.”

PEP gives his team a rocket after their 18-game winning run ends at Crystal Palace on New Year’s Eve.

City escape with a 0-0 draw thanks to an injury-time penalty save by Ederson.

He tells his players: “In the press conference I will defend you until the last day of our lives — but here I’m going to tell you the truth.

“Some of you play better when you hate me. It doesn’t matter. Winter time is coming — if you are not happy, you can go.

“So hate me if you want to, criticise me, no problem at all, but when the referee starts the game, show me how you value every single training session.

“Today I didn’t see the desire to win again. Tell me why I didn’t see it?”

Getty Images – Getty Ederson’s penalty save ensured a point against Palace

THE BOSS tries to calm things down in the bad-tempered FA Cup defeat at Wigan in February.

Pep’s half-time talk comes soon after a controversial red-card for Fabian Delph.

He tells his players: “We are going to play like this in the second half. Don’t make mad faces, please.

“You are sad. I’m not God. I’m not good enough. But don’t make faces.

“I try to do my best. In a few years you can be a manager and you can do it but now I am the boss and I decide.

“I said on the first day I’m not perfect, guys, I make mistakes but I try to help.

“Second half, Leroy you stay inside and Kyle goes out.”

PA:Press Association Fabian Delph received a red against Wigan last season

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *