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Pep Guardiola has been found out this season, says Paul Merson | Football News

Paul Merson

Football Expert & Columnist @PaulMerse

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Last Updated: 03/02/20 11:18pm

Pep Guardiola’s champions trail Liverpool at the top of the table by 22 points

Paul Merson gives his verdict on Pep Guardiola’s current struggles with Manchester City, Jose Mourinho’s impact since taking over at Tottenham and tells us just why he rates Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo so highly.

Guardiola has been found out

Guardiola has suffered six league defeats this season, the same number as in City’s two title-winning campaigns combined

Very worrying for Guardiola – the league is out, they are 22 points behind and I sit there and think: ‘He is fortunate to get away with it.’

And I say that in a way that he has got 22 internationals, he has got two players for every position virtually.

I think he thinks ‘I am that attacking that I do not have to play with a centre half’, but he has been found out this season.

Do not get me wrong – they could play you next week and beat you 8-0, they have got that in them like they did at Villa Park, they just brushed them [Aston Villa] aside.

But it is impossible for them to be 22 points behind, for how good Liverpool have been.

If they played each other 10 times over the next few…

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