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Name Trevor Sinclair
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2020 01 07 Retrieve

[Trevor Sinclair says Man City boss has taken on Johan Cruyff mantle] He [Guardiola] has had, arguably, the most positive influence of anyone, ever on our game. Total respect for Sir Alex’s achievements, and of course he’s the most successful, but that’s an entirely different thing. Guardiola has changed the way we play and think about the game. From our obsession with direct play to total football […] and they said it couldn’t be done

It’s got to be Pep. Sir Alex Ferguson was unbelievably successful, but when you’re talking about a philosophy and a way to play I think Pep had just changed it up completely. Even the way Liverpool play to a certain extent – it’s that complete football but with that added press involved. And it’s not just the Premier League, that’s the beauty of it.

You look down the leagues and into grassroots football, and even though some of them haven’t got the pitches to play on where the consistency is going to be there in the touch and that passing out from the back, they’re still trying to do it. I think that has come from the football Manchester City have played over the last few years and the success they’ve achieved playing that way. Johan Cruyff was the architect for the kind of football, that philosophy, but Pep has taken on the mantle

2020 02 06 Retrieve

[Trevor Sinclair says John Stones has become England’s eighth-choice centre-half and something has to change soon] If you look at the competition, it’s one of the strongest areas for England. Obviously there’s Harry Maguire, I think Joe Gomez has been superb this season, [Fikayo] Tomori has been great, too. For me, Mason Holgate probably goes above Michael Keane – just because of the performances I’ve seen him produce at right-back. Then you’ve got James Tarkowski and Chris Smalling ahead of John, too

I’d be concerned if I was John Stones because of the lack of football he’s played. He’s made 17 appearances this season. Just to put that into perspective, Raheem Sterling – who has probably played in too many games – has made 35 appearances. That’s more than double Stones has featured in. The fact that [Aymeric] Laporte hasn’t been available this season and Stones still hasn’t featured much sends alarm bells ringing for me. But even more telling is that the youngster Eric Garcia was on the bench at Tottenham. He’s a very good young player, but he doesn’t have the experience that Stones possesses. I like him, don’t get me wrong, but the fact he was chosen ahead of John Stones for such a big game speaks volumes for me. For me, John is the best English passer of the ball at central defence. Without a shadow of doubt. Technically he’s brave and he’ll always make an angle to receive the ball and his passing range is superb. But evidently things are not going to plan for John Stones at Man City, and that has to change soon

2020 05 14 Retrieve

[Former winger Trevor Sinclair claims Barcelona are pulling Guardiola back home] [Joan] Laporta went in there at Barcelona when Pep was youth team manager and he put Pep up in charge of the first-team, and 14 trophies in four years later … what an amazing partnership. You don’t have that kind of partnership with a person at a club you love … Pep is Catalan through and through. If you go away, I think your heart will always try and bring you back home and I think if there is one person that can get Pep Guardiola back to Barcelona, it’s Joan Laporta. The time scale, 2021 when Pep’s contract finishes, he will want to finish the job and win the Champions League with Manchester City, but he may not be able to do that depending on what happens with the UEFA ban. And on a human level we know Pep has just lost him mum to coronavirus, and I feel that Barcelona is pulling him home and there’s a good chance he could end up back at Barcelona

2020 05 16 Retrieve

[Former City winger Trevor Sinclair fears it is only a matter of time before Guardiola returns to his roots] [Joan] Laporta went in there at Barcelona when Pep was youth team manager and he put Pep up in charge of the first-team, and 14 trophies in four years later … what an amazing partnership. You don’t have that kind of partnership with a person at a club you love … Pep is Catalan through and through. If you go away, I think your heart will always try and bring you back home and I think if there is one person that can get Pep Guardiola back to Barcelona, it’s Joan Laporta. The time scale, 2021 when Pep’s contract finishes, he will want to finish the job and win the Champions League with Manchester City, but he may not be able to do that depending on what happens with the UEFA ban. And on a human level we know Pep has just lost him mum to coronavirus, and I feel that Barcelona is pulling him home and there’s a good chance he could end up back at Barcelona