Criticized by Patrice Evra, Pep Guardiola did not appreciate it at all. The Manchester City manager therefore recalled some memories to the Frenchman to put him in his place.
Overthrown by Real Madrid (4-3, 3-1 ap) in the semi-finals of the Champions League, Pep Guardiola is not spared from criticism. This new European failure prompted Patrice Evra to target the Manchester City manager. ” He can’t coach players with personalitycarved out the former Manchester United left-back. He did it at Barça but to control everyone. When things go wrong, he always decides. What annoy the Spaniard who, after a first fairly measured response, ended up letting go.
Guardiola responds to criticism from Evra and Berbatov. 😳
“I haven’t seen that kind of character and personality when we played them and when we destroyed them with Barcelona.” pic.twitter.com/6KSM4O3xxn
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” The answer is so easy. It is this same character and this same personality that we lost in Madrid in the last minutes, the same. Like the former specialist players Berbatov, Seedorf and Patrice Evra, these types of people who have been therecompared Pep Guardiola. When I played against them (with Barça), I didn’t see that kind of personality when we destroyed them in the Champions League final against Manchester United (2-0 in 2009, and 3-1 in 2011). »
” It’s the same character and the same personalityinsisted the Mancunian coach. You can’t have no personality because you concede two goals in one minute when you have two chances to score. In the last four games, we scored 23 goals, we have an incredible personality… I’m sorry but I don’t agree with that at all. Personality is what we have realized for the past five years, every three days. »
Guardiola takes the example of Liverpool
” Maybe Liverpool will win all four titles, maybe they’ll only win one, and you’ll say they have no personality, no character and they haven’t made a incredible season? Even when they lost the Premier League title by one point to us, did they have a bad season? They have no character? Of course they have. Sometimes it happens in football. You can’t control emotion and a lot of things “, explained Pep Guardiola.