It's hard work keeping up with Pep Guardiola. It's hard work working for Pep Guardiola. It's hard work being around the 43-year-old Catalan on a continuing basis.
Not unpleasant, not boring, not needlessly taxing but confusing, quixotic, tiring and often a pain in the butt.
But, of course, it's usually worth the effort.
However, in case the casual observer isn't up to speed, I'll try to explain starting with a small example.
During the first long-ish interview I had with Guardiola, I offered up ...