'Playing under Guardiola is like being at a university', says Man City captain

2018-02-26 15:49:32

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has described Pep Guardiola as ‘intense’ and ‘relentless’, and has compared being coached by him with going to university.

The Spanish manager earned his first piece of silverware since taking over at the Etihad Stadium 18 months ago as his side beat Arsenal 3-0 in the EFL Cup final on Sunday.

It adds another trophy to the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss' haul, with the Premier League title expected to follow in May.

Kompany joined talkSPORT on Monday for an EXCLUSIVE chat following Sunday’s cup triumph at Wembley.

And, speaking of the impact Guardiola has made at the club since his arrival, the Belgian said he has had the perfect education before he considers a possible career in coaching.

However, he insists he is not thinking about that moment just yet.

“I think the best way he [Guardiola] has ever been described is he is intense and relentless,” Kompany told talkSPORT host Jim White.

“You never feel satisfaction and I’m sure even today we’ll be back at it and focussing on the next game.

“Whether it’s Wigan, whether it’s Arsenal , it doesn’t really matter in the way we prepare for games.

“What he gives us is that incredible amount of knowledge he shares, and he is really good at delivering his message as well.

“We always feel we have an advantage over other teams just because he’s been very precise with the information and what he wants us to do.

“Working with him is like doing ten years of studying, I compare it with going to university, that’s the level. We never stop learning every single day.”

Listen to talkSPORT's interview with Vincent Kompany IN FULL above!

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