Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – Pep Guardiola, coach of Manchester City, praised Brighton and its coach, Roberto De Zerbi, after the team guaranteed participation in the European Championships in the next season 2023/24.
Under the leadership of his 43-year-old Italian coach, Brighton ranks sixth in the Premier League, with 61 points.
The “Citysens” team will meet its counterpart, Brighton, on Wednesday evening, in a postponed match from the 32nd round of the English Premier League.
In a pre-match press conference, Guardiola said: “Congratulations to Brighton on this amazing achievement of qualifying for the European Championships. kind.”
He continued, “I had a feeling that when he (Roberto De Zerbi) arrived in the Premier League, the impact he would have on the championship would be great, but I did not expect him to do it in such a short time.”
Pep Guardiola added: “They create an average of 20-25 chances per game and control the ball in a way we haven’t seen for a long time, and the goalkeeper is like a midfielder.”
And the Manchester City coach concluded: “Brighton is a team that is good at passing the ball and knowing when to pass it. They know how to move at the right time, they have the right rhythm to pass it.”
De Zerby took charge of Brighton in September 2022, after Graham Potter left for Chelsea.
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