GAEL CLICHY A CAREER LITTERED WITH TROPHIES

Gael Clichy is not one of the players that many remember with a lot of career highlights. Despite playing for two of the biggest clubs in England, the Frenchman is viewed as an above average footballer. This could be partly due to the type of left backs that dominated the league in the early part of the decade.

For example, Patrice Evra is known for his bursts into the defence of opposing teams and his ability to provide an extra man in the left side of the attack. While contemporary Ashley Cole is known for his exemplary defensive attributes and is considered one of the greatest left-backs in the premier league history.

CLICHY HOPES TO GUIDE BASAKSEHIR TO TITLE

Gaël Clichy clearly remembers the moment Pep Guardiola changed his outlook on how he would spend the final years of his career. Guardiola arrived at Manchester City in the summer of 2016 and summoned the French defender to his office for a clinical assessment of his future.

After one influential season under the Catalan’s guidance, Clichy and Manchester City parted ways but his former manager’s words were etched in his memory.

CLICHY: HART IS A TREMENDOUS CHARACTER

Before the UEFA Europa league game between Gael Clichy’s Istanbul Basaksehir and Joe Hart’s Burnley in October, Clichy spoke of how tremendous a character Hart is after the duo spent a few years together at the Etihad Stadium of Manchester City.

The two former City stars were reunited once again at Turf Moor as Hart’s Clarets sought to edge past Clichy’s Basaksehir in the Europa League third qualifying round.
After the first leg of the game ended in a goalless draw in Istanbul, the tie was delicately poised but if Burnley do progress, Clichy said he would be happy to see former teammate, Joe Hart succeed.

What Pep Guardiola Said To Gael Clichy When He Arrived In The City Is Too Harsh

When Pep Guardiola arrived at Manchester City in 2016, he did not chop his words to Gael Clichy about his playing future. The French backpack had five seasons at Etihad after his move from Arsenal and he enjoyed all. Clichy ultimately used an extra season at City playing under the Spanish boss. But in the early 2016/17 season, he became aware of his standing with Guardiola, who repeated that his career was behind him.

"Your career is behind you now," Clichy revealed to the Guardian. Guardiola also told Clichy: "But you have a duty every day, every session, every behavior you have; young players look up to you and even at the time when you feel you are not a special player and this is all because of what you have been doing so many years in England You won the trophies, you are somebody, and the young players will look up to you and behave the way you do things."

Pep Guardiola compares Jorginho’s U-turn to Alexis Sanchez’s Manchester United switch

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted that Jorginho’s decision to join Chelsea this summer has been a blow to their transfer ambitions. City had a verbal agreement with the Italy international during the early stages of the transfer window but the Blues managed to hijack the deal after they offered him the chance to reunite with ex-Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri.

Speaking ahead of the Community Shield, Guardiola said that Jorginho has delivered a blow to their transfer ambitions and compared the situation with that of Alexis Sanchez last winter, he said: “The blow is that he [Jorginho] would rather be at Chelsea. We tried, we believe we were close but at the last turn he decided to go to Chelsea. The same thing with United and Alexis, so I have nothing else to say.”

MENDY THANKS GUARDIOLA FOR HELPING HIM SETTLE AT CITY

Manchester City star Benjamin Mendy is grateful to his coach Pep Guardiola and his wife for their efforts at helping him settle at the club. The Frenchman joined last summer but he has barely played games for the Cityzens due to fitness issues.

Guardiola made it a priority to get the best fullbacks in the game when he took over at the Etihad. The Spaniard spent over £125 million to complete deals for Mendy and Kyle Walker, with Danilo as double assistant.

Guardiola: Anything Can Happen

Manchester City says anything can happen in the Champions League. This is ahead of their rubber stamp fixture against Swiss side FC Basel in the return leg of the tournament. Guardiola’s men have a four-goal advantage from the first leg away. However they would need to maintain their lead to get through to the quarterfinals.

PLAYERS ATTRACTED TO TURKEY DUE TO LOWER TAXES

European stars are now looking at moving to Turkey for regular football action as the climate is conducive and the league is competitive. The Turkish league is enjoying good following but another major factor players now consider a plus is the lower income tax rate.

Last December, the Turkish parliament approved that football players pay only 15 percent of their taxable income for the next two years. The parliament made the move in a bid to boost the Turkish league and attract more top personalities.

CLICHY AN ASSET TO MAN CITY

Manchester City rarely get credit for being frugal. It's partly because they've regularly spent hundreds of millions of pounds on their summer transfers and haven't been scouting around to pick up a player on the cheap.

Their transfer policy for some time now, have been to sign already made players for exorbitant prices instead of scouting around to buy younger and cheaper players.

Clichy: City will be champions

Former Manchester City defender Gael Clichy believes that his former team will win the title this season. He believes that Pep Guardiola has assembled a good team to challenge for the Premier League title and he feels that this is the season where the Spanish manager will win his first title in England.

He said that the team is balanced in all departments and that they have good strength in depth. Gael Clichy said that this is important when you know that the Premier League is a tough competition and that they will also have to deal with the Champions League as well.

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