As Liverpool leave their smoke fumes in Manchester City’s cavernous direction, how is it possible for such a mountainous gap to have breached City from Liverpool, with Manero highlighting Manchester City’s new horizoned problems in “City De-Railed”.
A wind of change has seen City’s Premiership opposition improving their match methodology to nullify in part, City’s pass and move skill set. Teams have not become afraid to play from the back line and attempt to play through City with the link man between the midfield come forward line, allowing teams more breathing space with more controlled ball retention. The continued absence of Fernandinho on occasions improves the opposition’s chances of success, this in turn impacts on Kyle Walker’s forward movement levels which have become less effective, with Walker’s surging runs being diminished, with more time being allocated for defensive cover due to the centre back’s defensive duties being neglected with sub par performances, with John Stones not reaching his true potential mark and Otamendi stretching for tackles when the space becomes more vacated and open in front of him, unfortunately for Guardiola, Pep’s reliable port of call centre back Aymeric Laporte’s ligament damage injury has added to City’s defensive frailties.
On the forward line, front master marksman Sergio Aguero, is fighting the age gap barrier, striving to maintain fitness and hunger to keep succeeding with Guardiola’s preferred replacement, Gabriel Jesus, failing to reach for the heavenly stars on a regular sustained basis, as perceived by Pep. The main link man to the two mentioned, David Silva, has one eye on the sunset of Gran Canaria for the Spaniard’s season ending Premiership retirement package, has affected one’s effectiveness.
City cannot be accused of lacking hunger and desire, a slight decline in perfection has become prevalent, a slight building ethos is required. In conclusion, the departure of Vincent Kompany has been a huge irreplaceable loss to Guardiola, on and off the field, the Belgian’s leadership qualities have been missed, Pep Guardiola is facing new challenges ahead to keep pace with the world’s number 1 league, The Premiership, and currently the world’s best, Liverpool.
City to go Extra Yardage
The skies were abuzz under the Blue Mooner’s with the arrival of the ‘Creme Desert’ the arrival of an array of Italian women, destination, the succulent surroundings of a leafy Cheshire Hotel’s restaurant, waiting in anticipation, members of the Manchester City squad following their demolition of Aston Villa 6-1, hat trick hero Sergio Aguero would certainly have been in demand, stretching for that extra yardage, how do you follow that? Mama Mia Sergio, no time for the Pep talk, with luxury being the operative word, with Pep Guardiola revealing on occasions, this event occurs as for the succulent pastry, Mama Mia!
Heading to the Summit
Manchester City’s technically proficient marksman Sergio Aguero has become The Premiership’s (overseas player) record breaking goalscorer, passing Thierry Henry’s haul of 177 goals.
If the Argentinian 1 carries on at the same rate over the projected four year cycle, then the certainty of Aguero passing Alan Shearer’s record breaking haul of 260 Premiership goals will become a reality. Fighting the 31 aged barrier, alongside maintaining fitness and hunger with quickness of mind will be the key components for Sergio becoming the ‘King’ of the Premiership marksmen.