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54 Inspiring Pep Guardiola Quotes (LEADERSHIP)

Top 10 Most Famous Pep Guardiola Quotes (BEST)

“I don’t like it when a player says, ‘I like freedom; I want to play for myself.’ Because the player has to understand he is part of a team with 10 other players. If everyone wants to be a jazz musician, it will be chaos. They will not be a team, and nothing will be possible.”

Pep Guardiola
In football, the worst things are excuses. Excuses mean you cannot grow or move forward.
In football, the worst things are excuses. Excuses mean you cannot grow or move forward.
The fans can accept a poor performance, but they won’t take it when you choose not to put in the effort.
The fans can accept a poor performance, but they won’t take it when you choose not to put in the effort.
If you train badly, you play badly. If you work like a beast in training, you play the same way.
If you train badly, you play badly. If you work like a beast in training, you play the same way.
I proved myself in Barcelona, and after I proved myself in Germany, I wanted to prove myself in England.
I proved myself in Barcelona, and after I proved myself in Germany, I wanted to prove myself in England.
We need the whole squad, every player of the team, if we are to be successful.
We need the whole squad, every player of the team, if we are to be successful.
I will forgive if the players cannot get it right, but not if they do not try hard.
I will forgive if the players cannot get it right, but not if they do not try hard.
If I believed in it, and it wasn’t productive for the team, I wouldn’t do it.
If I believed in it, and it wasn’t productive for the team, I wouldn’t do it.
For my experience, my family. I will always be grateful for the people who brought me here.
For my experience, my family. I will always be grateful for the people who brought me here.
Creating something new is the difficult part. To make it and build it and get everyone to follow Amazing.
Creating something new is the difficult part. To make it and build it and get everyone to follow? Amazing.

15 Pep Guardiola Quotes on his Coaching Philosophy (TIKI-TAKA)

“I am not dealing with footballers, I am dealing with people. They have fears and worry about failing and making fools of themselves in front of 80,000 people. I have to make them see that without each other they are nothing.”

Pep Guardiola
If there isn't a sequence of 15 previous passes, a good transition between attack and defence is impossible. Impossible.
If there isn’t a sequence of 15 previous passes, a good transition between attack and defence is impossible. Impossible.
I won 21 titles in seven years: three titles per year playing in this way. I’m sorry, guys. I’m not going to change.
I won 21 titles in seven years: three titles per year playing in this way. I’m sorry, guys. I’m not going to change.
A perfectionist? That's part of my job.
A perfectionist? That’s part of my job.

“There are footballers who are very good playing on the outside but don’t know what to do inside. Then there are players who are very good inside but don’t have the physique, the legs, to go outside.”

Pep Guardiola
It’s natural for players to be relaxed, so you have to be there to say, 'You have to do it again and again and again.'
It’s natural for players to be relaxed, so you have to be there to say, ‘You have to do it again and again and again.’
We cannot change absolutely everything in one season.
We cannot change absolutely everything in one season.

“Tactics are so important because everybody has to know what they have to do on the pitch. The relationships and behaviors off the pitch between team-mates have to be as good as possible.”

Pep Guardiola
You can win ten times, and then you are not able to win five times. I have to discover the reason why, and I am going to find that.
You can win ten times, and then you are not able to win five times. I have to discover the reason why, and I am going to find that.
I try to be positive. I speak to my players about how we have to play, respect the rules. What I have done is always be positive.
I try to be positive. I speak to my players about how we have to play, respect the rules. What I have done is always be positive.

“People always think the coach is the strongest person at a club, the boss, but in truth, he’s the weakest link. We’re there, vulnerable, undermined by those who don’t play, by the media, by the fans. They all have the same objective: to undermine the manager.”

Pep Guardiola
All the managers in the world, it doesn’t matter how good you are, if your players don’t understand what you are looking for or what you want, it makes no sense.
All the managers in the world, it doesn’t matter how good you are, if your players don’t understand what you are looking for or what you want, it makes no sense.
I don’t understand the lack of respect for amazing players when people say they are not good enough for me.
I don’t understand the lack of respect for amazing players when people say they are not good enough for me.
Our job is to convince guys that our way is the best way to cross the road. The tactics and training and facilities are important, but I still have to convince you.
Our job is to convince guys that our way is the best way to cross the road. The tactics and training and facilities are important, but I still have to convince you.
I think all managers have to be so demanding.
I think all managers have to be so demanding.

7 Inspirational Pep Guardiola Quotes on Success

“I strive to live with passion and not to be desensitised to life. Things matter to me. You’ve got to live like that. Otherwise what’s the point? It’s not possible to please everyone and there is no point in trying to be what other people think you should be. For me, it’s important to be who I am, not just to be different but to be as authentic as I can be.”

Pep Guardiola
From my point of view, I always want to fight until the end of my last chance.
From my point of view, I always want to fight until the end of my last chance.
I have learned that when you’re in the right you should fight the world.
I have learned that when you’re in the right you should fight the world.
I don’t want preconceptions. I want to learn as much as possible.
I don’t want preconceptions. I want to learn as much as possible.
Let us fight until the end. Let me try at least that – fight.
Let us fight until the end. Let me try at least that – fight.
I want to win. I want to play serious. I want to be effective.
I want to win. I want to play serious. I want to be effective.

“I sit down and watch videos. I take notes. That’s when that inspiration comes – the moment that makes sense of my profession. The instant I know, for sure, that I’ve got it. I know how to win. It’s the moment that my job becomes truly meaningful.”

Pep Guardiola

5 Pep Guardiola Quotes on Playing Football

I want the ball for 90 minutes. When I don't have the ball, I go high pressing because I want the ball.
I want the ball for 90 minutes. When I don’t have the ball, I go high pressing because I want the ball.
I am here just to learn, to improve, to help my team improve.
I am here just to learn, to improve, to help my team improve.
That's the beauty of sport. Sometimes you laugh, sometimes you cry.
That’s the beauty of sport. Sometimes you laugh, sometimes you cry.
In some times of the game, you have to be more simple.
In some times of the game, you have to be more simple.
The most difficult thing in football is to score a goal.
The most difficult thing in football is to score a goal.

7 Pep Guardiola Quotes that will Make You Think

“People usually think that it is the coach who has to raise the spirits of his players; that it is the coach who has to convince his footballers; that it is his job to take the lead all the time. But that’s not always the case.”

Pep Guardiola
As time goes by, people get to know you better. They pose problems for you, and you have to come up with solutions.
As time goes by, people get to know you better. They pose problems for you, and you have to come up with solutions.
I'm going with the understanding that I've done my duty.
I’m going with the understanding that I’ve done my duty.
There are teams that wait for you and teams that look for you: Espanyol look for you. I feel very close to their style of football.
There are teams that wait for you and teams that look for you: Espanyol look for you. I feel very close to their style of football.
We all feel that hunger in football. With Cruyff, it was different. He deepened and changed the hunger so you became conscious of why you are getting better.
We all feel that hunger in football. With Cruyff, it was different. He deepened and changed the hunger so you became conscious of why you are getting better.
My advice for Sebastian Kehl is: if you have a 35-point deficit in the league, it is better to shut up.
My advice for Sebastian Kehl is: if you have a 35-point deficit in the league, it is better to shut up.

“The result is an empty thing. The result is I’m happy for the next two days because I get less criticism and more time to improve my team. But what satisfies me the most in my job is to feel emotions, the way we play.”

Pep Guardiola

10 Pep Guardiola Quotes on Football Players Whom he Have Coached

Iniesta doesn't dye his hair, he doesn't wear earrings and he hasn't got any tattoos. Maybe that makes him unattractive to the media but he is the best.
Iniesta doesn’t dye his hair, he doesn’t wear earrings and he hasn’t got any tattoos. Maybe that makes him unattractive to the media but he is the best.
It has been an honour to be the coach of the best player [Lionel Messi] I have ever seen and probably the best I will see.
It has been an honour to be the coach of the best player [Lionel Messi] I have ever seen and probably the best I will see.
There is no defence that can stop Messi. It is impossible.
There is no defence that can stop Messi. It is impossible.
Messi is an irreplaceable player, today if he was here we would have won 5-0 but he was not and we had to play another in his place.
Messi is an irreplaceable player, today if he was here we would have won 5-0 but he was not and we had to play another in his place.
I see Maradona every time he grabs the ball and accelerates.
I see Maradona every time he grabs the ball and accelerates.
Lahm is a scandal. He is super-intelligent, understands the game brilliantly, knows when to come inside or to stay wide. The guy is fing exceptional.
Lahm is a scandal. He is super-intelligent, understands the game brilliantly, knows when to come inside or to stay wide. The guy is f***ing exceptional.
Lahm is the most intelligent player I have ever trained in my career.
Lahm is the most intelligent player I have ever trained in my career.
Out of everyone at Manchester United, I would pick out Scholes, he is the best midfielder of his generation. I would had loved to play alongside him.
Out of everyone at Manchester United, I would pick out Scholes, he is the best midfielder of his generation. I would had loved to play alongside him.
Neuer is one of the best goalkeepers in history.
Neuer is one of the best goalkeepers in history.
I am grateful to be here, and I will always be grateful for the opportunity Manchester City gave me.
I am grateful to be here, and I will always be grateful for the opportunity Manchester City gave me.

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