PEP GUARDIOLA might have felt frustrated after Sunday’s shock home defeat to Wolves.
But that was nothing compared to the feelings he had during the lowest moment of his three-year Manchester City reign.
On August 21, 2017, City drew 1-1 with Everton at the Etihad — a day director of football Txiki Begiristain described as ‘dreadful’.
After the game, a seething Guardiola locked himself in his office and said he did not want to see anybody.
Not his wife Cristina, his children or even close friend Ronald Koeman who was in charge of the Toffees.
Pep was a man on the edge — raging over the dropped points and the fact they had once again failed to turn their dominance into victories.
It had become a familiar story. All the frustrations of the previous season — his first at City which had ended trophyless — were once again consuming him.
Even Guardiola, with everything he had achieved at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, was starting to have doubts.
Then, there was a knock on his door and ‘when he needed it most’ the manager got the backing he wanted.
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