Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola and Liverpool legend defender Jamie Carragher had an off-field war of words.
British media ‘The Standard’ reported on the 5th (Korean time)
Coach Pep Guardiola took aim at Sky Sports experts when Manchester City was criticized.”
Manchester City is scheduled to play an away match against Aston Villa in the 15th round of the 2023/24 Premier League season at Villa Park in Birmingham 바카라사이트닷컴
England at 5:15 a.m. on the 7th. Prior to the game, Coach Guardiola attended a pre-press conference on the 5th.
Coach Guardiola, who attended the press conference
attracted attention by mentioning British Sky Sports commentators Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, and Micah Richards, who were skeptical about Manchester City’s recent fourth consecutive league title.
Manchester City, which has won three consecutive Premier League titles including last season, is attempting to win an unprecedented fourth consecutive title. Manchester United, previously led by manager Alex Ferguson, only won the championship twice in three consecutive seasons (1999-2001, 2007-2009), and has never lost four games in a row.
However, as they failed to achieve even a single win in the last three league games, voices questioning their possibility of winning this season have grown louder. Manchester City ended all three consecutive matches against Chelsea (4-4), Liverpool (1-1), and Tottenham Hotspur (3-3) with draws.
With only 3 points from 3 games, Man City currently sits in 3rd place in the league with 30 points (9 wins, 3 draws, 2 losses). Liverpool is in second place (31 points, 9 wins, 4 draws, 1 loss), and Arsenal (36 points, 11 wins, 3 draws, 1 loss), who played one more game, is in the lead.
As Manchester City drew 3-3 in the 14th round against Tottenham Hotspur on the 4th, and some experts, including Manchester United legend Neville, looked pessimistically at Manchester City’s fourth consecutive title, Manager Guardiola expressed how difficult it would be to win four consecutive Premier League titles in the first place. did.
Coach Guardiola claimed at a pre-press conference, “Neville knows how difficult it is to win four games in a row. Otherwise, he would have won four consecutive Premier League titles in Manchester United’s heyday, but he couldn’t.”
He continued, “Jamie Carragher has never won a championship,” and “Micah Richards has never won four Premier League titles in a row, and that’s something that has never happened.” He said he was uncomfortable with players who had never won four titles in a row discussing this. He showed his heart.
“My feeling today is that we will win the Premier League,” he said, adding, “It won’t be easy, but if we play at the level we showed against Liverpool and Tottenham again, we will be able to win again.”
Manager Guardiola’s remarks provoked Liverpool’s legendary defender Carragher. As coach Guardiola said, Carragher won many titles including the UEFA Champions League, Europa League, and FA Cup during his time at Liverpool, but he has never won the Premier League.
When coach Guardiola mentioned his career as a Premier League fixture, Carragher immediately responded via social media.
He mocked, “I think Liverpool would have won at least once if it were owned by the state and had broken the Premier League rules 115 times.”
He went on to claim that he did not understand why he was provoked when he did not criticize, saying, “I praised Pep’s team after the Tottenham game.”
Manchester City has emerged as the world’s best club thanks to the capital of its owner Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a billionaire from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). However, in the process of growing the team, Manchester City was indicted by the Premier League for violating 115 financial regulations.
The British ‘Times’ said in February, “Man City has violated more than 100 financial regulations over the past 9 years. If confirmed, possible sanctions include a point deduction or expulsion from the Premier League.” “We did not provide financial information to the secretariat and did not properly disclose executive compensation for four years,” he said, even mentioning the possibility of Manchester City being disciplined.