Pep Guardiola is on the verge of being confronted by Maurizio Sarri in the English Super Cup on Sunday night.
The concept of "Sarri-ball" became extremely popular after Guardiola's praise last October when City beat Napoli in the Champions League group stage. Then, the Citizens win in both turns but Pep to say "Sarri is the strongest opponent I ever confronted."
That's not all. Because the duo shared a passionate passion for tactics. They understand each other when watching the players move on the pitch. Pep recognizes the overlap between himself and his counterpart.
Pep was bored in the Bundesliga because of no match. Now he will not be sad anymore because in the new season, Juergen Klopp and Jose Mourinho are still extremely dangerous. But it all gave way to the center light for Sarri - a name that had just been heard had made Pep to abstain.
Jorginho choose to Chelsea with Sarri instead of looking to Guardiola in Manchester City is a signal can not be ignored. Both Guardiola and Sarri look at Jorginho's value, but the Brazilian-born star only believes in Sarri, rather than the prospect of working with the "best in the world" coach.
Ignoring intimacy, Jorginho somewhat appreciated Sarri over Guardiola, evaluating the possibility of greater success when working with his former teacher. It was a real slap in Pep's self-esteem and forced him to warn Jorginho that he had made the wrong choice.
How true the wrong will be verified through the English Super Cup next Sunday evening. Pep's City of Manchester as a Premier League champion is naturally more appreciated. Sarri also knows the distance between the two teams at the moment.
"Pep is a champion, a world-class genius," said Sarri. "So it's hard to decipher his insight." Obviously there were some difficulties in his first season, but winning 100 in the English Premier League last season was a strong affirmation. My first attempt was to try to close the gap, but the two teams were far away last year, but two years ago, Chelsea were the top team, and I hope it's just a seasonal gap, not a structural one. "
The Premier League is gradually shifting from purely entertainment to professional. The tactics were pushed to the extreme by the appearances of Mauricio Pochettino, Klopp, Mourinho, Guardiola and now Sarri. Guardiola will no longer be bored, and Sarri will find his true limit. A new stage, a new rivalry is all that people need to start a new life.