Pep Guardiola has hit again at former Manchester United duo Patrice Evra and Dimitar Berbatov over their grievance of Manchester City’s mentality within the wake in their Champions League go out remaining week.
City neglected out on a spot within the Champions League ultimate in opposition to Liverpool following Real Madrid’s dramatic comeback on the Bernabeu.
Following City’s go out in Europe, Evra accused Guardiola of now not short of robust personailities in his dressing room.
‘Manchester City needs leaders, but Guardiola doesn’t need leaders,’ Evra claimed. ‘He doesn’t need character. He’s the chief. That’s why once they’re in hassle they don’t need to. They don’t have somebody at the pitch to lend a hand them.’
Berbatov, in the meantime, likened City’s removing in opposition to Madrid to how a ‘small club’ would react below power.
‘If a small team, who don’t have that a lot ability and sophistication concede two targets on the finish of the sport, we’ll say it’s as a result of they’re a small workforce with a small mindset and and not using a successful mentality,’ Berbatov mentioned.
But when requested in regards to the grievance of City’s mentality after their defeat to Madrid, Guardiola took the chance to remind Evra and Berbatov of when he guided Barcelona to victory over Manchester United within the Champions League ultimate in 2011.
‘The answer is so easy, it’s the similar persona and character that we misplaced in Madrid in the previous couple of mins, the similar ones,’ mentioned Guardiola.
‘Like the specialist former avid gamers like Berbatov, Seedorf and Patrice Evra, those kind of people who they had been there.
‘When I play against them I didn’t see this type of character after we [Barcelona] destroyed them within the Champions League ultimate in opposition to United. It’s the similar persona and character.
‘You cannot have personality because we concede two goals in one minute [but] when we had two chances to score and we don’t have character. After the remaining 4 video games we rating 23 targets we’ve got unbelievable character.
‘I’m sorry however I utterly disagree about this. Personality is what we’ve got finished within the remaining 5 years, each and every 3 days. Maybe Liverpool win all 4 titles, possibly they win only one, however you assert they don’t have character, persona, they didn’t do an out of this world season? Even once they misplaced the Premier League by way of one or two issues in opposition to us, they’d a nasty season? They don’t have persona? Of route they do.
‘Sometimes football happens. You cannot control it, emotion, many things. When we are constantly arriving in latter stages, semi-finals, finals last 4-5 years. This is incredible, because we arrive until the end, a lot of games, go through, this is the most important.’
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