EPL: Guardiola reveals toughest team he has ever played against

Pep Guardiola Names The Most Formidable Opponent He Has Faced In His Managerial Career

Pep Guardiola controversially picks the better manager between Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp

Pep Guardiola has admitted that the toughest opposition in his illustrious managing career is none other than Jurgen Klopp and his title-winning Liverpool squad.

Manchester City pipped the Reds to the 2018-19 Premier League title in a thrilling race last term but Guardiola's side finished a whopping 18 points adrift of their rivals this time around.

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"City may never have a better chance to win the Champions League", the Manchester United legend wrote in his latest column for The Times.

"The toughest opponent I've ever faced in my career is this Liverpool from past year and this one", Guardiola told DAZN as quoted by Goal.

"They've dominated all the records". If you allow them to dominate you, they will cage you in the area and you don't come out. When you dominate them, they run into space like no one else.

"They're a very strong team, in every way, and they have helped me be a better coach", Guardiola told DAZN. They are very strong strategically. Their players are mentally very strong. "It's the rival that I've had to think more about how to defeat them".

"If you ask me which has been the most hard rival for me to face, it has been Liverpool".

And Pep has acknowledged the incredible team Klopp has built for the Merseyside outfit over the last five years, saying it is better than Mourinho's Real Madrid team.

The Man City boss revealed that Klopp's current Liverpool side is the toughest he's faced in his coaching career.

As far as opponents go, the City boss, who is widely regarded as the best manager in the world at the moment, also gave credit to the likes of Jose Mourinho and Manuel Pelligrini, both of whom had intense rivalry with him In the La Liga.

As TUKO.co.ke reported, Klopp's feat came at the expense of Guardiola's Manchester City, who failed to retain a trophy they won in the last two seasons.

'I saw Zinedine Zidane do it in his first spell as Real coach when he played against Guardiola-style teams in big games, and it brought him successes, ' Rooney added.

"It was the first time I've seen Guardiola play like that and I've a feeling he'll do the same at the Etihad. I'm very happy that things are going well for him because people like him are very good for football".

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