No way I will change, says defiant Guardiola

No way I will change, says defiant Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has acknowledged Manchester City
are struggling, but is adamant he will never change
his tactics.
City initially impressed during what is the former
Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach's debut
Premier League season, but have suffered two
damaging league defeats in succession, going
down 3-1 at home to title rivals Chelsea and 4-2
away to Leicester City to fall seven points off top
spot.
Addressing the media ahead of a home match
against Watford on Wednesday, Guardiola insisted
he will not alter the distinctive approach that
brought him such success in LaLiga and the
Bundesliga.
"No. No way," he said when asked about a
potential change in style. "We are going to play the
way I feel.
"I believe in the way I like to play, I am sorry. If I
cannot do that, the chairman will decide. But
there's no way I will change."
Referring to City's demise at the hands of the
Foxes on Saturday, he added: "I saw the game
again, we didn't deserve what happened.
"The players suffered the same like me and you
have to minimise that. It's tough.
"Of course I have to adapt [to the Premier League],
but that doesn't mean I change the way I believe.
You have to play in this kind of way. It's the best
way.
"I thought maybe it would be [a] shorter [time] to
adapt, but I am pretty sure it will happen. If people
want me to fail, there's nothing I can say.
"Here you have to control the second ball. Without
that you cannot survive. We were able to do it
earlier in the season.
"The last month we have to accept it's not going
well. The last games at home we didn't win. I don't
have [an excuse]."
Guardiola confirmed experienced midfielder Yaya
Toure is available to face the Hornets despite
accepting a drink-driving charge this week.
"[He] is ready to play," said Guardiola. "He is in
squad as normal."

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