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Name Domenec Torrent
Gender Male
Ethnic Brazilian
Job Brazilian Football Coach
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Club as Coach Manchester City [Assistant Manager]
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2016 07 02 Retrieve

[Manchester City assistant manager ​Domenec Torrent ​on Pep Guardiola’s arrival at the club and the manager’s rivalry with incoming Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho] Manchester is a small place and I’m sure we will coincide [with him] in restaurants. One day he can pay and another day Pep and I will pay. I think Pep is past being spooked by anything. You just get on with your work and control everything that is in your power to control. For our part we are very relaxed about it all

2020 05 11 Retrieve

[Domenec Torrent says Bayern players overruled Pep Guardiola’s tactics before a 4-0 defeat against Real Madrid in 2014] Pep’s idea would have been a more wait-and-see tactic, but essential players wanted to act more urgently, more stormily. There were errors in defensive behaviour when conceding goals, but there are such errors. Maybe with Pep’s idea of ​​more control we still would have lost 0-4, maybe even 0-5

[Torrent went on to express his belief that Philipp Lahm was as important to Guardiola at Bayern as Xavi] Lahm was another Xavi for Pep at Bayern. Lahm could have played with us in Barca’s big phase thanks to his game intelligence

2020 05 16 Retrieve

[Domenec Torrent says Guardiola destined to take charge of Brazil] Pep could manage the Brazil team perfectly – and I am convinced he would improve it. If Pep is good at one thing, it is improving his teams. He is interested in any top job related to football because he also knows that without good players you can achieve nothing. Pep has a special feeling for Brazilian players. He has worked with Brazilians at Barcelona, Bayern and City. In fact, he has a preference for Brazilians because they are very versatile and can adapt to any type of football

Pep said he wanted to make Brazil a World Cup champion and had an entire strategy to make us a world champion. But they didn’t want it, because they said that they didn’t know if Brazil would accept a foreign coach

2020 05 28 Retrieve

[Pep Guardiola’s former assistant Domenec Torrent says Lionel Messi could step into the role Xavi once filled at Barcelona in a few years’ time] He’s a very intelligent player. Often, he drops deep to receive the ball. In a few years, he could play like Xavi if he wanted to. He doesn’t lose the ball, he gives assists, he has taken care of his body throughout his career. If he plays in a deeper position when he logically starts losing pace, he could play as a central midfielder or wherever he wants to and he would do well.

For me, Leo is incomparable. I don’t think I’ll see anything like him again in my life. Furthermore, he has been at a high level for 15 years. On a day when he’s not sharp, he’s still the best. A poor game for Leo is two assists and a couple of moves leading to goals. I have seen enormous footballers, but nobody who has stayed in the elite for 15 years as he has done

2020 06 04 Retrieve

[Man City warned when Guardiola will consider exit and start to ‘look for other things’] There are players, I’m telling you, that maybe after three years, they have had enough. They want to relax, earn money at another club with fewer demands - but I think the best players, the true champions, they never get tired of winning and learning. For me, the best way to avoid these problems is to change two or three players every year; that’s the easiest way for a manager

The key for me is that if you see that the player is not happy, then you have to move them on, no matter who it is. You sense this. As a coach, you notice when the player is getting tired of the message. If it’s harder and harder to get your message across or it’s getting repetitive, that’s when you consider bringing things to an end. If you want to stay and the club believes in you, you could change six or seven players but if you see things that you don’t like and that you can’t change, then you have to leave. I think Pep is very intelligent and when he sees that his message isn’t getting across, then for sure it will be time to look for other things