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Begiristain: Pep's style of football is addictive

Txiki Begiristain believes Pep Guardiola’s style of football is compelling and addictive.

Guardiola penned a new two-year deal on Thursday, meaning he will remain at City until at least 2023.

The boss will be looking to add to an already glittering CV, having won eight trophies in his first four seasons at the Etihad, with a remarkable win rate of 73.87 percent.

And City’s Director of Football, a long-time friend of Pep and a former Spain international, describes our possession-based, attacking style as a “kind of perfection” – and says it’s something you want to feel every time the team step out onto the pitch. 

“It’s wonderful!” he said.

“When you do 100 points in the Premier League – such a difficult league – and then in the next one, you have to do 98 to beat an unbelievable team like Liverpool by one… You want to see every weekend and every year the same.

“You want to see that. It’s what anyone would like to see when you watch football – playing in the opponents’ half, winning the ball back immediately, creating chances, scoring goals, keeping clean sheets like we had last year.

“That kind of perfection – when you feel it, you want it every weekend.”

Watch the full CityTV interview via the video above!

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