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Arteta admits working with ‘tireless worker’ Guardiola is a ‘daily challenge’

Manchester City assistant Mikel Arteta admits working with ‘tireless worker’ Pep Guardiola is a ‘daily challenge’.

The former Everton and Arsenal midfielder has been working under Guardiola since 2016, with the pair steering Man City to back-to-back Premier League titles with in the past two campaigns.

Arteta was full of praise for the former Barcelona and Bayern manager’s methods, though admits the Spaniard’s ‘tireless’ nature makes working alongside the 48-year-old a ‘daily challenge’.

“With Guardiola, it is a daily challenge,” Arteta told Marca.

“He is super-efficient with himself, and those around him should always be seeking improvements, evolutions. The challenge is how to be better than the day before, than the previous game.

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“(Guardiola) is a tireless worker. People say: ‘Pep is a genius’. And yes, he has a lot of ideas. But if I had to define it, I would say, first, that it is a tireless ‘worker’…

“And, in addition, he is very brave. His decisions are always focused on the attack… Love the attack.

“Pep is always on the field, but he must also be fresh when he wants to give a tactical or analytical input.

“I do more of the individual player monitoring.

“Pep is very tactical, very interventionist. He never stays in his office. He is always on the field.

“We know exactly what training we need to do for the next match and opponent. Every minute of training is gold.”

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