With Manchester City 1-0 down at half time against Southampton on Saturday, manager Pep Guardiola was filmed motivating his players in the tunnel before coming out for the second half.
The Spaniard could be heard trying to keep his City stars positive and upbeat, while also providing a few pieces of tactical advice, insisting that their crosses into the box should not be indiscriminate:
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It is a fascinating insight into how Guardiola gets into the minds of his players. What makes the City boss so special is his combination of man management and superb tactical knowledge.
Having won every domestic trophy last season, you can imagine it is hard to have the motivation to perform at the same level this campaign, but Guardiola is certainly trying to ensure that the players do not rest on their laurels.
His motivational speech certainly succeeded as the Citizens scored two goals to secure a vital comeback win ahead of the clash against Liverpool this weekend.