« I destroyed them », Guardiola responds curtly to Évra and Berbatov


Criticized by Patrice Evra on his management and the lack of personality of Manchester City players, Pep Guardiola again paid the former United player, as well as Dimitar Berbatov and Clarence Seedorf.

Pep Guardiola gives a layer. After Patrice Évra’s criticism of his management and the lack of personality of Manchester City players, the Spanish coach again paid the former United player this Friday at a press conference. He also took the opportunity to tackle dryly the former Bulgarian international Dimitar Berbatov and the ex-Dutch attacking midfielder Clarence Seedorf, who reproached him similar to those of the French. The first had compared City to « a small team », while the former Milanese pointed to the « lack of mentality » of the team. « Real Madrid’s mentality was not created in a year or two or even ten. »

« It’s the same character and personality that we lost in Madrid in the last two or three minutes. Former players like Berbatov, Clarence Seedorf and Patrice Evra and those kind of people were there, and I played against them. I didn’t see that kind of personality when I destroyed them, we destroyed them, in the Champions League final against United (with Barça, in 2009 and 2011, editor’s note) », said Guardiola two days before the trip to West Ham (3 p.m. on RMC Sport 1).

The title is getting closer for City

The former Barça coach then praised his team’s ability to react after the elimination in the Champions League. City are now leaders of the Premier League with three points ahead of Liverpool with two games remaining. « In the last four games (five in reality, editor’s note), we score 22 goals, and we have an incredible personality ». Easy winner of Newcastle (5-0) and Wolverhampton (5-1), Manchester City will not be crowned this weekend on the occasion of the 37th day, since Liverpool play the Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday (5:45 p.m.).

If the Citizens win against West Ham on Sunday, the Reds will be under pressure on Tuesday when they travel to Southampton. Any other result than a success would then crown Pep Guardiola and his men for the eighth time in their history.

Laisser un commentaire