Having evolved into one of world's best football managers in recent years, Pep Guardiola has had a lot to say about Football and how the beautiful game should be played.
1."In football, the worst things are excuses. Excuses mean you cannot grow or move forward."
2."If you train badly, you play badly. If you work like a beast in training, you play the same way."
3."I sit down and watch videos. I take notes. That's when that inspiration comes - the moment that makes sense of my profession. The instant I know, for sure, that I've got it. I know how to win. It's the moment that my job becomes truly meaningful."
4."I am not dealing with footballers; I am dealing with people. They have fears and worry about failing and making fools of themselves in front of 80,000 people. I have to make them see that without each other they are nothing."
5."It has been an honour to be the coach of the best player (Messi) I have ever seen and probably the best I will see."
6."Lahm is a scandal. He is super-intelligent, understands the game brilliantly, knows when to come inside or to stay wide. The guy is f****** exceptional"
7."Out of everyone at Manchester United, I would pick out Scholes, he is the best midfielder of his generation. I would have loved to play alongside him"
9."He is the f**king boss, the f**king man. Off the pitch, he has won. He has won for the whole year"
10."If there isn't a sequence of 15 previous passes, a good transition between attack and defense is impossible. Impossible"
11."People always think the coach is the strongest person at a club, the boss, but in truth, he's the weakest link. We're there, vulnerable, undermined by those who don't play, by the media, by the fans. They all have the same objective: to undermine the manager."
12."I need time, but as soon as possible, we are going to try to create team spirit. That is the most important thing. After that, you can create tactics, but we have to create something special with ourselves."
13."I won 21 titles in seven years: three titles per year playing in this way. I'm sorry, guys. I'm not going to change."
Pep on David Silva
14."My image of English football from the outside was that maybe David Silva was going to falter at Man City. That was my first impression. But I was happily, happily wrong.
15."Everybody knows about his quality with the ball, but he's more than that. He's incredible."
16. "When you compete with the past you are always going to lose, because memories are nicer than reality"