By 90Min
January 09, 2018

Manchester City star Ilkay Gundogan has insisted that Pep Guardiola's attention to detail set him apart from other coaches and is a big reason as to why the club are getting things so right on the pitch this season.

The Citizens have enjoyed a tremendous first half of the season and are still unbeaten in the Premier League having won every game bar two draws against Everton and Crystal Palace.

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The Etihad club, who are thought to be pressing ahead with a deal to sign Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez, are top of the pile after 22 games and have a whopping 15-point lead over second-placed Manchester United, and Guardiola's side are playing some of the best stuff English football has ever seen.

Speaking ahead of City's Carabao Cup semi-final clash with Bristol City, Gundogan said of the Spaniard as quoted by the club's official website: "The manager and his staff always know what they need to show us or not.

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"Normally at this point, it is not so needed that the manager has to tell us a lot. He just needs to remember us always because we know how we need to play against every kind of formation, if it is a back four or five, if it is one striker or two, if we need to build up or attack where the spaces are.

"There were a few games we were leading 3-0 or something at half-time and there were maybe just details, but situations he was not satisfied with.

"At the end he always tries to explain it. At half-time there's obviously not much time to do it. Sometimes there is a little bit more to talk, sometimes a little bit less but, in general, he always lets us know what we can improve for the second half and what we have done well."

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