Manchester City star Phil Foden believes the resilience of Pep Guardiola’s squad is a key attribute to their success. Pep Guardiola’s squad is known for their flair and beautiful football. But the resiliency of the City squad is often overlooked.
Manchester City’s resilience is a key part of its make-up
Any team that has been as successful as Manchester City has to have the ability to overcome setbacks in their make-up. It was a key part of their run to last season’s UEFA Champions League success. They put the heartache of the 21/22 semi-final defeat to Real Madrid aside to finally win the competition last season. It was also evident during last season’s final against Inter Milan. While City won the final 1-nil in Istanbul they had to respond to constant Inter Milan pressure. They dug deep and were eventually rewarded with their first-ever UEFA Champions League crown.
City’s resilience has also been on display in their past three Premier League wins away from the Etihad Stadium. In wins over Everton, Newcastle and Brentford they fell behind. Pep Guardiola’s squad dug and responded when behind to claim crucial wins.
It’s this attribute that could be a key factor during this season’s title race. Manchester City are rarely beaten and know when they have to respond to setbacks. The fact they can do it in game makes them an irresistible force when the pressure of the Premier League title race comes.
Manchester City star Phil Foden spoke about this trait following their win over Brentford on Monday. Speaking with mancity.com following the win Foden said the squad’s resiliency is a key part of their make-up and helped them come from behind to beat Brentford 3-1. He said: “Resilience. We keep proving it season by season.”We keep surprising everyone how we’re keeping our standards high and it’s down to the manager and the fantastic group of players that we have, the togetherness when things aren’t going right to bounce back.”
City will rely on their resiliency during the key parts of this season
The resilience of the Manchester City squad will be needed as the pressure intensifies during the second half of the season. There will be moments when their backs are against the wall and they have to respond.
History suggests they can and will respond when it is required. If they are to claim a fourth consecutive Premier League crown and defend their treble it will be called upon by Pep Guardiola and his all-conquering squad.