WrightPhillips is tipping City to win


first_imgFormer Manchester City idol Shaun Wright-Phillips is hoping Pep Guardiola’s win the Carabao Cup on Sunday.Wright-Phillips spent two spells with the Blues between 1998 and 2005 and 2008 to 2011, making a total of 275 appearances and scoring 47 goals.The former England player then spent three years at Chelsea with whom he won the Premier League and FA Cup.“It goes without saying I want City to win, but the Chelsea fans were cool with me so I wouldn’t want them to lose by six goals again!” Wright-Phillips told the club website.“It should be a great final, but the 6-0 hammering does make it a bit trickier – they’ll want some retribution because that would have hurt them and at the very least, they’ll want to play a lot better.“I think Chelsea will come out fast, but whether they can keep that up or not remains to be seen.“If I was Pep, I wouldn’t change a thing from the team that won 6-0. It won’t be a pushover, but City should play the same way again.”About as incisive a strike as you’ll see at Wembley from @fernandinho!WolverhamptonMatch Preview: Wolverhampton vs Chelsea Boro Tanchev – September 13, 2019 Wolverhampton will host Chelsea at the Molineux Stadium in one of the most interesting Premier League games this weekend.🔵 #mancity pic.twitter.com/CeJRWrv1xo— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 22, 2019With his energy, speed, work ethics and love of dribbling, SWP admits he would have loved to have played in Pep Guardiola’s City side and believes the Catalan would have improved him as a player.“It would have been a revelation for me to play under Pep,” he said.“Pep always has a way of improving players, changing them to suit his demands and so I’d have had to learn new tactics which is something I would have enjoyed.“The pressing at the top means when you win the ball back in the final third you are already on the attack. It would have been incredible.”last_img