Guardiola’s Manchester City lives its best moment of the entire season, at the top of the Premier League standings, 10 points ahead of Manchester United and aspiring to success in three more competitions: FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Champions League. But it was not always like this. Rodri remembers the beginning of the season so hesitant that the citizens had and reveals the secret of the ‘miracle’ of the City, according to collects Goal.com.
The team got off to a shaky start in the Premier League, despite excellent exhibitions in Europe. An opening win against the Wolves was followed by a surprising 5-2 blowout at home to Leicester City, before they failed to beat newly promoted Leeds at Elland Road in a 1-1 draw.
Rodri has acknowledged that this was the worst possible start, but that a meeting with the team was the key so that now the entire squad is giving the best of themselves: “In the first part of the season we weren’t playing well individually or collectively, but this changed once we talked more about how we could work together. We had a meeting, we discussed what was happening and how the team could do better. Everyone. we agreed that each player could do a little more for the team. I feel like that is the reason why we are doing so well right now as there are so many players who are currently playing at an incredible level. “
There were victories over Arsenal and Sheffield United, but at the end of November Guardiola’s City slipped to 13th after drawing against West Ham and Liverpool and after losing to Mourinho’s Tottenham. Since then he has not lost again and since December 19 has 12 consecutive victories in the Premier League. Streak amounting to 17 wins, if all competitions are counted.
Rodri, however, does not want this situation to lead to overconfidence and insists that any speculation about the feat is premature. He reveals the other miracle strategy: both he and his teammates are taking it game by game: “We know we are in the final of the Carabao Cup, we are ahead in the Premier League and we are still in two other competitions: the Champions League and the FA Cup, but we’re not thinking too much about this. “