Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has revealed that he asked for the team bus to park in a spot which enabled he and his players had to walk past the statue unveiled recently for City legendary trio Colin Bell, Francis Lee and Mike Summerbee.
In a bid to celebrate Manchester City’s success of the late 1960s and early 1970s, the bronze artwork of the men on a single plinth captures three of the most popular players in the club’s history.
According to the boss, he wanted to use the dynamic statue as an inspiration ahead of the Leipzig game, which we won 3-2 after a brilliant comeback.
“I like it. I encouraged the club to drop us off on the bus there and we can walk,” the manager revealed.
“Another gesture for the three important players. Everyone knows here better than me, the people who were here for a long time, what it means – Colin Bell, Francis Lee and Mike Summerbee.
“It’s nice right in front of the main entrance. Congratulations to the club for the idea because absolutely they deserve it.
“They are in the perfect spot, right next to the main entrance.
“Unfortunately Colin Bell and Francis Lee were not able to enjoy it, but Mike was there.
“It is a marvelous gesture from the club – clubs are built on the past, what has been done in the past, these people brought us to where we are.”