Manchester City youngster Oscar Bobb has spoken about how impressed he has been with Pep Guardiola.
The 20-year-old was included in City’s squad for their recent pre-season tour of Asia where he trained with the senior squad as they prepared for their upcoming season.
With the new campaign a couple of days away from starting, the midfielder has opened up about the time he has spent around the City manager so far.
Bobb says he has been amazed by Guardiola
He said: “The best example I can give is, a year or two years ago, the U23s help out when they prepare for games. So say they’re playing Crystal Palace or Chelsea or whoever, we’ll play the opponent and I remember stood there he was giving some tactical advice to I don’t know who but I was just stood there just looking at him and my eyes were tingling.
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“I was watching him and some of the stuff he comes out with, it really opens my eyes.
“You asked me earlier what I’ve learned at City and I think just from those sessions, being a mannequin, I’ve learnt so much just from watching him teach.
“When he speaks, everyone watches and listens, so that speaks volumes.”
During his time in charge of the Citizens, the Spaniard has overlooked 414 matches across all competitions, winning 305 of them, drawing 49 and losing 60.
In terms of the trophies Guardiola has won as City’s manager, he has five Premier League titles, two FA Cups, four League Cups and one Champions League to his name, highlighting how successful his time at the Etihad Stadium has been.
Having won many domestic and European trophies during his managerial career and coached legendary players such as Lionel Messi, Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Arjen Robben among many others, it’s easy to see why Bobb has shared how much admiration he has for Guardiola and why everyone at City listens to what he’s telling them on the training pitch.
Moving forward, with Bobb being in the pre-season squad, it’ll be interesting to see if he gets any chances to play in the first team over the coming months and put into practice what he has learned from the manager.