Parker bends lyrical over Pep as he plots one other agitation

Fulham manager Scott Parker praised Pep Guardiola as an “unbelievable coach” forward of Manchester City’s visit to Craven Cottage on Saturday.

The Cottagers secured a 1-0 win at Anfield on Sunday, and are at present sitting within the Premier League relegation zone, however flat on points with Brighton in seventeenth place and just one behind Newcastle.

City are arguably closing in on the title and their 21-game winning streak solely ended on the weekend.


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In February, Guardiola had said the reason for the membership’s success was the standard of their players, nonetheless Parker was full of reward for the manager’s own achievements.

“There’s some reality to that (Guardiola’s feedback) however I believe it’s extremely modest,” said the Fulham manager.

“He’s an incredible coach, and you just have to take a look at his team and set it up, whereas they’ve very, excellent players after all and they’re privileged as a result of they’ll purchase them, the team that and the best way they ‘re-set up, the best way they play, the best way they move the ball, just about all the things, you may inform by watching them for just a few minutes that this team has coaching very, very well.

“That does not shock us as a result of it is arguably one of many best coaches I’ve seen.”

Fulham have 26 points, the identical as the whole they collected of their last Premier League season in 2018-19.

Throughout that marketing campaign, Parker turned the third manager of the season in February, however this time, Fulham has closed the hole to security with three wins from their last six video games.

Nevertheless, the manager wouldn’t be drawn into feedback on Fulham’s possibilities on Saturday.

“You possibly can’t (turn off City), their high quality all over the field when it comes to construction, their positional play … they seem to be a menace at each second of the sport.

“Out of possession they’re a menace, when it comes to conversions, with the ball, the best way they’ll move the ball – I believe we perceive that.

“So I believe we notice, or actually I do, the animal we’re enjoying against right here, proper from the primary moment … that focus is when it comes to defensive form and focus that in these moments goes to be very key. ”

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