Guardiola has seen how difficult Premier League is - Toure

Guardiola has seen how difficult Premier League is - Toure

Yaya Toure said Pep Guardiola has seen how
difficult it is trying to replicate Barcelona in the
Premier League but the Manchester City midfielder
has faith in his manager.
A three-time LaLiga winner and Champions League
victor during his time in charge of Barcelona, it has
been somewhat of a culture shock for Guardiola
since arriving to the physicality of England from
German champions Bayern Munich in the off-
season as City endure a topsy-turvy campaign.
After a strong start, City went off the boil and lost
back-to-back games amid criticism over his
possession-style of play, but set in his ways,
Guardiola refused to change his tactics.
City have since won two matches in succession to
sit third in the Premier League - seven points
behind leaders Chelsea - and Toure, who spent two
years under Guardiola at Camp Nou, said the 45-
year-old Spanish is finding his feet.
"I think he's seen how difficult this league is
physically but he's a very intelligent guy, he
understands football very well," Toure said.
"He always has to win, to conquer a league, but
he's seen that here in England it's complicated
because, as we've said before, in England you need
to be very strong in the second balls, and also the
third and the first balls.
"The manager's idea is that we have to be like
Barcelona. It's going to be difficult but with a lot of
work we'll continue that way."
City are away from home next week, up against
bottom side Hull City on Monday

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