David Silva has described Pep Guardiola as a genius of football and says he is successful, because he predicts things before they happen.
The former Bayern manager joined City in 2016, but his first season was woeful.
Guardiola’s second season saw him win the title and break records with Manchester City.
“Pep Guardiola sees things before they happen and that’s an advantage – a massive plus,” Silva told BBC Sport.
“It’s like, he explains it to you and you grasp it straight away, something that I’d never seen before. And this goes for all areas, from the goalkeeper through to the striker.
“In the past, some of my coaches had focused more on attack, others more on defence – but he covers the whole pitch.
“I think I’ve learned to be more patient on the pitch. I used to move around a lot and wanted to be all over the place.
“Guardiola has taught me to stick to a more determined zone and wait for the ball to get to me to give us the upper hand. So, yes, I’ve improved in that sense. He’s a footballing genius.”