Riera Gains Coaching Badges at City
October 17, 2019
Albert Riera was the former winger of Liverpool and he issued a recent statement about how he supports Philippe Coutinho’s decision to no longer be part of Liverpool team. This he mentioned a few months back when he gave an interview to Goal. Though Liverpool is a big club compared to Camp Nou, Riera feels that it is a good decision to come to Camp Nou where probably individual opportunities are more. Also, as in the case of Coutinho whose performance last season had not been consistent, a move will help him challenge himself and build on his abilities. Riera feels that he is a player who would always be in demand.
After his active playing career, Albert is returning after 13 long years to Manchester City. He met with the Pep Guardiola and assistant manager of the team; Mikel Arteta to understand what is required of a coach for such a team and how to earn his coaching badges. He made several appearances for the team, about 15 which was completed by 2006. Riera shared snaps of the trio when he was at the meeting as well as took a tour of the training facility of the club before he went out the pitches and introduced himself to the players.
Riera shook hands with David Silva, the Spanish midfielder of the team. During his playing years, Riera has been a full-back as well as a winger and had played for City, Watford, and Liverpool.