Manchester City’s players and staff have been enjoying a laid back training session today ahead of their first league game of the season against West Ham.
During the session, Raheem Sterling shouts at one of his teammates to “dink” the ball so he can receive a pass. Manager Pep Guardiola doesn’t quite hear the word correctly:
"DINKY! DINKY!" 😂
— Manchester City (@ManCity) 7 August 2019
Whether “dinky” will catch on, we shall see, but fans on Twitter were certainly enjoying the camaraderie in the squad:
Man like pep
— ibrahim dahir (@ibe2013_dahir) 7 August 2019
— Daniel Burne (@dburne) 7 August 2019
— Inyene (@Inyene50557976) 7 August 2019
What a training session who wouldn't want to train under such a coach.
— Ultimate Kombo (@mistur_Kombo) 7 August 2019
— Emmekai Green (@Emmekai_Green16) 7 August 2019
i love this man :’) 🤣
— Prince Luna 💚🇧🇷 (@SebaastianLuna) 7 August 2019
This is gold 😍😭😭
— Haris Uddin (@HarrisODean) 7 August 2019
— he who must not be named (@gauntgaunt) 7 August 2019
Why wont anyone love this coach? !
— Crakitic (@Crakitiic) 7 August 2019
Our coach 💙💙💙
— Keystow (@Godfreed_P) 7 August 2019
Guardiola’s combination of work ethic and enjoyment of the game make him a unique coach. Players love to work under him but they also learn a lot at the same time.
City’s success over the last couple of seasons, in particular, is a testament to the Spaniard’s ability to build a team spirit within the squad but to also coach players who still want to improve their performances no matter how many trophies they win.