Enrique expects more surprises from Guardiola

Enrique expects more surprises from Guardiola
November 01 05:32 2016

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will have a Halloween trick up his sleeve when his old club Barcelona visit on Tuesday, according to the Catalan giants’ coach Luis Enrique.

Guardiola sprang a surprise in the teams’ first Champions League Group C encounter at the Camp Nou two weeks ago, picking midfielder Kevin De Bruyne up front in place of star striker Sergio Aguero.

Barcelona won 4-0, but it took the dismissal of City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo for the home side to take control and Luis Enrique expects Guardiola to present him with fresh dilemmas at the Etihad Stadium.

“I don’t think they can be any more aggressive in terms of pressure, because they were pressing us up to the stand almost,” said Luis Enrique, who spent five years playing with Guardiola at Barcelona.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will have a Halloween trick up his sleeve when his old club Barcelona visit on Tuesday, according to the Catalan giants’ coach Luis Enrique.

Guardiola sprang a surprise in the teams’ first Champions League Group C encounter at the Camp Nou two weeks ago, picking midfielder Kevin De Bruyne up front in place of star striker Sergio Aguero.

Barcelona won 4-0, but it took the dismissal of City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo for the home side to take control and Luis Enrique expects Guardiola to present him with fresh dilemmas at the Etihad Stadium.

“I don’t think they can be any more aggressive in terms of pressure, because they were pressing us up to the stand almost,” said Luis Enrique, who spent five years playing with Guardiola at Barcelona.

AFP