there are a lot of people who said that pep guardiola is only achieved watse house Jews having an exceptional players and vast resources at his disposal throughout his career we disagree barcelona had only ones who leaked titles in nine years before his arrival and just one Champions League in the last 16 they proceeded to add three league titles and two Champions leagues and Guardiola's for seasons after hell grande said they had some exceptional players coming into their Peaks but to assume they would have reached those levels without pets presence is foolish at best a by Munich Guardiola failed to in the Champions League which is where the bar is set for a manager like path a club like mine however in terms of the Bundesliga he was flawless he has by far the best win percentage and points per game record of any manager in the divisions history cruising's our three league titles in pre-season and finally at Manchester City Guardiola spent a lot of money but so two of the likes of Manchester United and they are a million miles away from the football city a play last season City were statistically the best team in the history of the Premier League and arguably the greatest in the history of English football in terms of the football they played purpose intense man management style and the enormous demands and expectations that he puts on his players are well documented and it's often said that players couldn't cope with playing under him for more than three or four years his approach has also brought out the best in a very many players and today we wanted to look at some particularly notable examples of players who have been transformed under the Spaniard here are our seven players who have been transformed by Pat Guardiola Joshua Kinloch quite possibly the most versatile elite level footballer in the world right now Joshua chemic started out as a central midfielder the position he has recently returned to in the German national team Pep Guardiola shared huge faith in chemic when the former shell command was only 20 years old by entrusting him at the heart the bind offenses a centre-back kim ik flourished eventually settling at right-back and becoming probably the best young defender in world football under Pat Kim Ark is a brilliant player and he most likely would have made the buying first team with or without Guardiola while we down many managers would spot sends her back in the young central midfielder or molded him into such a complete footballer Gerard piqué another young defender who pep guardiola put huge faith in we had to include Gerard piqué in this set the young Barcelona native had never registered double figures in terms of appearances in the Premier League for Manchester United and when Pat brought him to barsa for five million pounds the Catalans had the likes of Carles Puyol Rafael Marquez and Gabrielle Alito as centre-back options it was widely expected that pique will begin life at the Camp Nou as a backup option that the Guardiola immediately thrust him into the middle of the club's defense handing him 45 appearances in his debut season with perhaps influence PK became one of the most assured also one of the most technically capable and composed centre backs in world football his confidence on the ball and ability to plan from the back made him perfect for a bar societies at conquer the world pique has gone on to rack of 457 appearances at the Camp Nou becoming one of the most decorated players in the history of the game as well as winning more than 100 caps for Spain with whom he has won both the World Cup and the European Championships Nicolas autumn Andy there's a very defensive theme to this seven so far which is perhaps a little surprising since most people would best associate Pep Guardiola style with vibrant attacking player based on movement vision and technique we wanted to include players who PAC had the biggest influence on in terms of improving them and altering the way in which they played though and on that front we had to include Nicolas autumn nd it's easy to forget that before Pep Guardiola arrived at the edge Manchester City had been plagued by an ongoing sense of a crisis players like elecman Mangala and Mattias tussock the cost the club lots of money but failed to produce the goods whilst the likes of Stefan savage and Martin D Michaelis never really looked good and Vincent Kompany was permanently injured if threatens to be a similar story with Nicolas autumn Andy who arrived for a huge feat from Valencia who looks a bit of a liability in its debut campaign perhaps arrival saw a new ottoman dido with the Argentine looking like he'd had a huge injection of confidence gone were the reckless lunges and poor positional play of his time under Pellegrini with awesome ending now looking like a really solid centre back and it seemed which doesn't have to do too much defending sergio busquets simply put sergio busquets is one of the finest footballers of his generation and that can be put down in no small parts of pep guardiola the dynamic of a game of football can be changed in an instant by a player who is capable of doing what most players need two or three touches to do in just one and that is what Sergio Busquets is perfect at bus gets was a twenty year old when Pep Guardiola got the top job at Barcelona he hadn't yet made his La Liga debut Guardiola quickly changed that and bus ket's was promoted from peps possibi team to make 41 appearances in its first season with the first-team squad that's obviously quite some transformation and we don't think there's another manager in world football who could have had the same impact Wadi Ola had upon busquets since then the likes of Yaya Toure ancestor Braga's have been and gone whilst busquets has remained a mainstay in the basa midfield his vision awareness and subtle technique providing the perfect pivot and pet Barcelona side Raheem Sterling into the top three and we start with Raheem Sterling cast your mind back a couple of years and Raheem Sterling looked to be failing to progress as a player since his breakthrough a Liverpool those suggestions he was just another speed merchant in a similar vein to an Aaron Lennon or Theo Walcott and the press wouldn't get off his back okay some things never change as for the other two Pep Guardiola has completely altered Raheem Sterling's career trajectory when the Spaniard arrived the 8-yard some people speculated that he might get rid of sterling Guardiola did no such thing instead giving the youngster an enormous amount of game time and working relentlessly on his game last season bought the fruits of their labor sterling can still become taller more measured and more deadly in front of goal he was exceptional for City lustre in fact we think his 2017 18 campaign has been largely under played only Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane had more combined goals and assists in the Premier League meaning sterling led the way on Manchester City fires and was more productive than the likes of Eden Hazard Sergio agüero and his new teammate riyad mahrez for Stirling to be doing that at the age of 23 and the foe that most people are not even surprised to see him hitting those levels now is a huge testament to the way in which Pat has progressed him as a player Jerome Boateng a former Manchester City player who pep guardiola coached at by Munich Jerome Boateng was already a full German international when Guardiola arrived at the Allianz Arena but few would have ranked him among the world's elite centre backs under peps watch voting was at one time at least the best centre back in world court with a 6-foot fringe brain which packs power and pace Boateng has all the physical tools required to be a world-class centre back here become defensively astute under yup anchors but pep took his game to another level Guardiola gave boating the confidence to carry the ball out from the back and act as a creative player he could break lines and initiate attacks when Germany won the World Cup in 2014 boating was such a complete centre back and it's a real shame that he has suffered such severe injury struggles since Guardiola left the club in 2060 the honorable mentions it is a mark of Pep Guardiola's extraordinary talents they less than a decade as a manager he gave us a huge role is to try and whittle down to just seven for this video as such we're going to take some time to look at the honorable mentions who really stood up one play who it's tough to leave out of this salmon was Thiago alcântara a regular a passer and perhaps final season with the club he subsequently brought in to Bayern Munich in 2013 a masterful technician and pastor of the ball with wonderful vision it's little wonder the Italian Bournemouth builder proved such a hit under path and he has even been linked with following him once more to the axiom under peps tutelage chemin de Ruyter has gone from being a top class attacking midfielder to one of the two best midfielders in world football Fabian Delph transition brilliantly from central midfield to laughs back working his way back into England squad and Johnstone's has Cowell most of the errors in his game becoming much more short under a manager seemingly tailor-made for his ball playing defensive approach lastly we have to mention Pedro at Barcelona and David Oliver at Bayern Munich like busquets path had worked with Pedro navaja B team and he immediately promoted him to the senior side in the 2009 and 2010 11 campaigns alone Pedro played 105 games and scored 45 goals being named as La Liga breakthrough player in 2010 so simply he has never got anywhere near those levels since their alibi meanwhile is a similar case to boating at the age of 21 he was already a regular for both buying and Austria when Guardiola arrived in Bavaria however anyone who thought he didn't have plenty of room to improve would be proved bitterly wrong Allen burr became almost universally considered the best left back in world football and it's worth noting as with some others he has regressed as a player since paplu that's it for our particularly honorable mentions please do let us know of any others you bill deserve a mention and any future video ideas that you have for us in the comments but firstly we come to top spot Leonor Messi I toiled with this one for a while since Leonor Messi was obviously already a world-class talent before Pep Guardiola took the reins as Barcelona's first team manager we have no doubt even if Sam Allardyce have been appointed as Barcelona manager in 2008 Messi still would have gone on to win a handful of balaam doors however this 7 is about players who were transformed into Guardiola in terms of being improved and changing the way which they played and in that sense we can't overlook the enormous sea nor can we overlook the impact Guardiola had on making Messi the greatest footballer of all time the little Arterton had been playing on the right wing when pep took over and he was yet say 20 goals in a season he stayed on the right flank but backed 38 goals in Guardiola's debut campaign more than doubling his previous seasonal best once time you left so Anna's latinum herbage were other way Messi was moved more central basically operating as a false-9 but as a lone centre forward rather than in behind a traditional striker it was at this point that the goals really began to flow and also the Barcelona hit their peak in the 2011-12 campaign Messi scored 73 goals and 60 games as well as banging a record 91 goals in the calendar year of 2012 no only was messy now scoring on a frightening regular basis he was also becoming incredibly well rounded forward who dragged defenders all over the place and carved out chance after chance for his teammates this positional and stylistic alteration by Guardiola only assured Messi status as the best player on the planet it also as we are seeing now gave him the potential for far greater longevity in the last season or two Messi has moved deeper and deeper becoming almost an attacking midfield player maker although continues to guarantee 40-plus goals a season it's impossible to say how messy would have developed and where we'd be now if it wasn't for Guardiola's coaching but given the way which Messi has developed and the career has had you'd be inclined to say any other manager would struggle to have had a more positive influence upon him so that's it for our Saturday thanks for watching feel free to subscribe and turn on notifications for more from us if you enjoyed the video and you can now also follow us on Twitter for more ramblings from me I will use the name is simply at hey courtesy servants

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35 thoughts on “7 Players Transformed By Pep Guardiola

  • May 31, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    Barcelona and their players wont be who they are without pep ….simple as that

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    bernando silva kyle walker

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    He turned Xavi into the best midfielder ever?

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    Note: Both Pep and Raheem himself have credited Mikel Arteta with responsibility for Sterling's individual improvement… particularly in that final third.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    Man is the only modern manager with a 70% win rate in all competitions for 4 teams. 3 were the best in the world and 1 had the best youth academy in the world. You can view him as lucky or the best but I’ll prefer a guy like a prime mourinho, poch, simeone and even Klopp over him as they did good with worse teams.

    Poch turned a dead spurs side into a top 4 ever present and a title contender

    A prime mourinho took a Madrid side to 3 semifinals (when they never reached them in 10 years) got unlucky and directly challenged a pep side that was the best in the world by winning a la liga title since 07

    Klopp turned a Bvb side into the most exciting, dynamic team in the world to a cl final and 2 bundeligas to break the monopoly of Bayern and is directly challenging pep with a team that only spend big this season.

    Simeone brought a europa league team that sell all their good players and took them to win every single trophy apart from a champions league final which they reached the finals of twice and got unlucky not to win them and break the duopoly of Barcelona and real.

    Pep has never done something like that but he is still a great manager

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    I think Sane should be in the honorable mentions. He was a mediocre German winger but is now one of the best at Germany's disposal. Even arguably in the world

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    Significant Omission may be Leroy Sane….

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    He could never do what klopp has done with liverpool!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    He transformed sterling but didn’t try to transfer heart

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    What abt Fernandinho?

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    How I look in every pic 7:07

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    Bernado Silva deserves a mention imo. He can now play RW CAM LW CM.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    The only ones he transformed were Kimmich and Alaba(to the point he doesn't excel in any position anymore), the rest just inevitably/naturally improved with age/experience and being surrounded by world class players.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    Leroy Sané?

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    Pep is checkbook manager… let him do it in a poor club. With money, even I can win the league with a top club. In Germany, pep raided Dortmund…so much for a competition

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    fernandinho has got to get a mention

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    Amazing what he achieved at Barca with an admittedly bang-average side and little to no money. Much the same at Bayern with a team that is perennially in financial trouble and has won their league only twice in the last 50 years. City speaks for itself: an oft-relegated team that he's managed to bring to world football prominence despite a squad full of no-names and has-beens, patched together on a shoestring budget given him by a famously stingy board and owner. Simply a testament to the sheer will, vision, and tactical genius of one man.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    Bernardo Silva?

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    Greatest manager of all time periodt!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    I vividly remember i told my friends that sterling was going to improve immensely under Pep

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    All he transformed exfept Jesus, He is always in the wrong position.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    Mario Gotze ?????!!!!!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    He changed Xavi nd iniesta too , before him they were good CMFs though they used to struggle but when Pep arrived he made'em stars though had the talent to be the best 🔥 . The thing I see in pep's side is the confidence he gives to the team , pep's players seems reasonable confident and his tactics are based on every single team's gameplay nd plan.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    Pep a coach only about 10 years the ratio of trophies is 2.5 per year for Pep sir Alex is 1.5 per year for 26 years at one club which is amazing!!!!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    Because of pep,Spain won world cup in 2010 and German won world cup in 2014

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    New subscriber

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    Sir Alex Ferguson is nowhere near Pep and the reason is simple: Although his team kept winning the English league he never managed to create a team to conquer the big teams of Europe, and when he faced Pep’s team in 2 finals Pep made his team look like a second division team.

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