Ever wondered why this Manchester City team is so good? Ever asked yourself what it would be like to train under the expert eye of Pep Guardiola?
Well, Kitchener FC – a pub team based in Ipswich, England – was given that opportunity, the chance to experience the coaching of a footballing visionary.
Guardiola watched their matches and his coaching staff analyzed the way the team played and then the serial title-winner oversaw a practice match between the Earl Kitchener Tavern’s footballers.
And in doing so, Guardiola offered up some of the secrets that have made Barcelona, Bayern Munich and the reigning Premier League champions such a mixture of ruthless efficiency, unrivaled elegance and unwavering precision.
The importance of the goalkeeper position and the way the defense provides the foundation for any attacking move has become Guardiola’s trademark over the years.