Guardiola’s Manchester City isn’t perfect, yet.
Manchester City enjoyed four trophies last season after clinching the Premier League title, the FA Cup, the Carabao Cup and the Community Shield. However, something is missing; a European title.
Achieving Champions League success will be of top priority to Manchester City, having been the only trophy they have missed out on previous years. It is rumoured that the likes of Liverpool and City are only interested in making minor alterations to their top-notch squads this summer.
The following should be Guardiola’s ‘To-Do’ list in order to achieve a full scoop next season, including that mouth-watering Champions League trophy.
Just one big signing?
Adding to the strength of the Manchester City squad with a big Champions League proven name, would not only increase the quality of the squad’s rotation but would also increase their chances in succeeding in Champions League football. Despite the domestic success, this City squad is yet to prove themselves on the European state. Therefore, bringing in a player who thrives off Champions League success could potentially be the finishing touch. Names to spitball could be the likes of Neymar, Sergio Ramos, Dybala, Lewandowski etc.
Lay off the League Cup
Every trophy matters, but Manchester City used immensely quality squads in all competitions last season. However, allowing the youth to play in the Carabao Cup and early stages of the FA cup would be two birds, one stone situation. As the youth get experience, the first team squad would be fitter and fresher to deal with the demands of simultaneous Premier League and Champions League success.
The upcoming season may well be Pep Guardiola’s last season with Manchester City, as will be the case for superstar David Silva. It is of great importance that the methodology and culture instilled by the manager are maintained after his departure.