It was Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola who handed Gerard Deulofeu a first team debut at Barcelona in 2011.

The former Bayern Munich boss has won league titles in Spain, Germany and England, and this season, the Premier League winners are in contention to win the quadruple, having already won the EFL Cup.

Deulofeu, now at Watford, has given interview to DAZN where he gave insight on the secret of Guardiola’s coaching that has helped him win major trophies at each and every club he has managed so far in his career.

“He’s a great coach, special, for all he’s accomplished. His secret is the aggression that no one sees, only those inside the dressing room every day. His work is non-stop. That’s not luck, it’s work,” the Hornets forward was quoted as saying by AS.

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The former Everton man signed for Javi Gracia’s side on loan from the La Liga winners in January 2018 before his temporary spell was made permanent, a year after he rejoined the Catalan club.

Asked if he regrets leaving Barcelona, Deulofeu said: “It’s past and you do not have to live from it, I live in the present and I work for the future. Barcelona is past.”