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Pep Guardiola hits back at Jurgen Klopp’s comments

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Pep Guardiola is usually a calm and composed manager when it comes to pre or post-match press conferences. The Catalan has a solid reputation of minding his own business and making comments on his own players and own teams rather than taking shots at opponents. However, the Manchester City manager lost his cool after he was made aware of a few comments made by Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp. The German’s comments did not sit well with the Spaniard as Pep seemed a little insulted by the comments.

The Liverpool manager, in one of his recent press conferences, stated that Manchester City had a ”two weeks” break this season, implying it to be a privilege that other teams did not get. While there was a little break for the Citizens, it was strictly due to the coronavirus protocols. A Premier League fixture between Everton and Pep Guardiola’s men was postponed as a few Manchester City staff and players were tested positive with the virus. In order to avoid an outbreak in the stadium for all the players and staff, opposition, and home, the fixture was delayed. However, the break that Manchester City received was only of a single week, not a whole two weeks as implied by the former Borussia Dortmund manager.

Guardiola miffed over Klopp’s break comments

Guardiola did not come around well to these comments as he stated that, he did not think Jurgen was that kind of a manager.” This comment by Pep Guardiola implied that he was not aware that his fellow rival was the kind of manager to take such petty and such deconstructed jibes when he is not exactly doing his best. However, the former Barcelona manager stated that he will speak to his fellow manager and inform him about his misconception about the ”vacation” Manchester City received, as the two Premier League giants meet on Sunday for what will be a blockbuster tie.

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