Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he will not alter his football philosophy, despite a tough run of results that have seen his side slip to fourth in the Premier League table.
City have managed four wins in 15 games in all competitions, a situation that has led to some sections of the media calling for Guardiola to make changes to his approach.
But the City boss has sent a clear message that he will not bend.
He says he will make subtle tactical alterations and try to adapt to the demands of the English game – but he remains steadfast in his belief that the high-intensity, high-pressing game that saw City win their first 10 games of the season offers the best chance of success.
“No way. We are going to play the way we feel,” he said when asked if he would move away from his principles. “I cannot do something I do not feel."