Manchester City‘s decline in performance was realized by Pep Guardiola, even more so when his team was unable to keep pace with two goals without reply to Wolverhampton in the Premier League continued in the 8th week yesterday.
This defeat is in fact not the worst since Guardiola worked as a soccer coach. According to several sources, it turns out the coach had experienced a worse moment two seasons ago, precisely on August 21, 2017.
The moment produced a record in which Manchester City were only able to draw 1-1 at Everton at the Etihad Stadium. According to a widely heard source namely Manchester City director, Txiki Begiristain, describing the situation after the match was quite dire.
When the defeat happened, Guardiola was furious and locked himself in the office and said he did not want to meet anyone, even his wife and children. The resentment was true, because after the match he did not shake hands with Everton coach Ronald Koeman.
Added further, predictions say if Guardiola was upset because of losing three full points. This regret is indeed appropriate, where Manchester City managed to dominate the game.
According Begiristain, at that time Pep Guardiola, began to be seized with doubt by locking himself in the room for a long time. All of this changed when a knock on the door was heard, because it got the support he wanted when the Chairman of Manchester City, Khaldoon Al Mubarak who succeeded in calming Guardiola with his cool sentences.
“You are our person. No one else. Don’t worry, “Khaldoon opened.
This storyline can be felt deeper than the publication of a book titled “Pep’s City – the Making of a Superteam”. In the contents of this book, the situation of Guardiola at that time was very dependent on the results at the end of the season.
The bad moments passed, after the defeat Manchester City successfully recorded a record 18 wins in a row and managed to come out as Premier League champions.