Pep Guardiola’s explanation for Man City’s 1-0 loss to Spurs has shocked the fans.
Fans find Pep Guardiola’s explanation for Manchester City’s 1-0 loss to Spurs incomprehensible.
Harry Kane scored the only goal of the contest. Kane also broke Jimmy Greaves’ previous record of 266 goals for Spurs to become the club’s all-time leading scorer.
Rodrigo Hernandez threw the ball away carelessly, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg intercepted it, and fed Kane, who slid ball past Ederson.
The city has lost all five games it got to play at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium while scoring zero goals. That run is awful.
They failed to take advantage of Arsenal’s unexpected loss to Everton the day before and have now lost their last three away games due to their continued subpar play.
With numerous things going wrong in various departments, it was a day to forget. But Guardiola made headlines when he inexplicably brought up the distance between away games in Manchester and London.
Guardiola said, “traveling from Manchester to London is similar to traveling to northern Europe.”
“The travel time to a hotel is 4 hours, 20 minutes, or 4 and a half hours. Sorry, it’s just so exhausting. I apologize.”
Jurgen Klopp, Guardiola’s teammate, has a reputation for coming up with the most absurd justifications, but his remarks sparked a lot of discussions online.
Someone said, “P*** poor excuse.” Klopp-like in sound. They will have taken the train in first class after nine days with us.”
Someone else commented, “He’s turning into Klopp.”
“Imagine coaching in the MLS; the away trips would destroy him,” a third person said.
A fourth said, “If Klopp said this, we’d never hear the end of it.”
In the rematch a few weeks ago, Man City rallied from a 2-0 deficit to win 4-2. Guardiola made a splash when he criticized his players for lacking “guts” and criticized the spectators for remaining silent.
Next week, Manchester City will attempt to resume its winning streak. Just days before a pivotal top-of-the-table match with leaders Arsenal, they will host Aston Villa.