‘I know we’ll win it!’: Video shows Pep Guardiola’s stirring half-time speech that inspired Manchester City to come from behind to beat Aston Villa on the final day of last season and lift the Premier League title in dramatic circumstances
- Manchester City staged a dramatic comeback on the final day of last season
- Behind-the-scenes footage shows Pep Guardiola giving an incredible team speech
- City scored three in the second half to clinch the Premier League title
Pep Guardiola has an incredibly inspirational team talk at half-time of the final game of the 2021-22 season, with Manchester City trailing 1-0 to Aston Villa and the Premier League title on the way to Liverpool.
The Spanish manager produced a rousing half-time monologue to reinvigorate his side, who were 2-0 down before winning the game 3-2 and ensuring the trophy would remain at the Etihad for at least one more year.
Cameras were given behind-the-scenes access to the tense and dramatic scenes as they filmed the club’s documentary ‘Together: Champions Again’, with the champions on the brink of losing the title on the final day.
Pep Guardiola produced a stirring half-time speech on the final day of the 2021-22 season
The Spanish coach was characteristically animated as he asked his side to put the pressure aside
But the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss has faith in his verdant side
In his impassioned speech, the Santpedor coach could be heard saying: “We will do it. ok guys?
“It’s impossible to think about the consequences if we don’t win. Is normal. Is normal. But you have to be positive until the end.
“We need a goal. Then we will have the momentum and we will do it. I know you feel the pressure of danger. Is normal.
Guardiola’s side were 1-0 down at Aston Villa at half-time with Liverpool drawing with Wolves.
“The transition we made before the goal was crazy, we are closer to losing than winning.
“We wouldn’t be here if we weren’t the best. You wouldn’t be.
“I know we’re going to win it, but you have to deal with it here [the mind] in a positive way. Find the quality, guys! You have enough. Okay? Allez.’
The 51-year-old called for “positivity” from his side to turn the game around and win 3-2
The 51-year-old is renowned for his erratic antics, constantly signaling his side in a relentless display of energy in pursuit of perfection, and his speech will further his legend as one of football’s great characters.
Despite the champions conceding a second goal just over 20 minutes after Guardiola’s speech, Ilkay Gundogan inspired City to a three-goal turnaround, scoring either side of a Rodri strike to win the league in dramatic fashion way.
As a result, City retained the title – Guardiola’s fourth in six seasons – at the expense of Liverpool, who started and finished the day just a point behind the eventual winners.
Guardiola has now won the Premier League title in four of his six seasons as City manager