Guardiola reveals his desire to coach the national team: “I would like to play in a World Cup”

Pep Guardiola revealed his desire to coach a national team in the future. In an interview with ESPN, the Manchester City coach, who has a contract until June 2025 with the English club, commented on the possibility.

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I don’t know who wants me. To work for a national team, they want you, like in clubs. I don’t know when, in 5, 10 or 15 years, but I would like to play in a World Cup as a coach.

The Spanish coach also defended his center forward, Erling Haaland, from the criticism he received. He commented on the pressure that football athletes receive, citing Brazilians such as Pelé, Romário, Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Neymar.

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“It’s not exclusive to Haaland or Guardiola. It’s like that. They’re waiting for me not to score 56 goals. They’re waiting for me to fail. It’s always been like this. With Pelé, Romário, Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Neymar… With everyone. If you want Fight it, you’re lost. The point is to say: ‘When the referee blows the whistle, I play, you don’t. Now I’m going to prove you wrong, I’m right,” said Guardiola.

In Guardiola’s opinion, great pressure is also exerted on coaches. The Manchester City commander cited criticism he received during his career.

“When you arrive and you’re there, everyone wants to knock you off the top. You’ve done it. Once it’s money, another time it’s Lionel Messi and his teammates, another time it’s that Bayern always wins. They tend to doubt the value, it’s normal. When you don’t win, they want to underestimate it. Rivals want to beat you and critics want to “Take away your value. That’s not important,” he concluded.

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