Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola praised the importance of experience for his team in the fight for victory in the Premier League this season. The Citizens are now second in the English Premier League table, losing two points to London’s Arsenal, despite the fact that the Gunners played one game less.
“I would like to say yes, that experience can determine a lot, but I don’t know. That’s the reality – every season is completely different. I always give my players a prime example of this kind of thing from the Champions League when Milan played Liverpool in the final many years ago and the latter made their famous comeback under Rafael Benítez.
Milan were 3-0 up at half-time and they had the most experienced squad I’ve ever seen with Maldini, Cafu, Gattuso, Carlo Ancelotti as head coach and they ended up losing. In my little experience, when you think you’re in control and you know exactly what’s going to happen, reality can punch you in the face and then you’ll see a whole new picture. It’s true,” Guardiola said.