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Udinese coach Gotti: Why I study methods of Man City boss Guardiola

Udinese coach Luca Gotti admits he studies the methods of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

Gotti worked in England with Chelsea before eventually landing the Zebrette job.

He said, "The difference he pursues is not tactical, but in terms of character. He defines it 'animism.' He wants to make the most of his players' potential, regardless of the result.

“Most teams have this imbalance that can lead them to score a goal, then change their attitude, or they might be dominating, concede a goal against the run of play, and let their heads drop. The inertia of the match changes and that takes over any tactical indications you might have.

“So, rather than concentrating on a 4-3-3 formation, what Guardiola does is push the team to play always as if it's 0-0, even if they are leading by two goals."

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