FFor those football fans who think that coaches and tactics are always overrated in discussions, you have a surprising defender. “We coaches are overrated,” said the coach who had and has such an influence on the game that it is difficult to overestimate him: Pep Guardiola.

He said it last season when his team, Manchester City, dominated the Premier League and Champions League with Pep's signature style of play. But, as almost always happens when Guardiola wins, in the following days one of the fundamental questions of football was debated: What is more important: the players or the coach?