More angry was impossible. Pep Guardiola reacted to criticism from former rivals City players over Manchester City’s performance in the Champions League semi-finals which saw Real Madrid advance to the decisive match on May 28 at the Stade de France (Paris). , against Liverpool.
The coach of Rúben Dias, João Cancelo and Bernardo Silva was particularly incisive in his response.
“We have the same character and the same personality, even though we lost to Madrid in the last two or three minutes. As football ‘experts’, former players like Berbatov or Patrice Evra are entitled to their opinion I played against them and I didn’t see in them that kind of attitude when I destroyed them, when we destroyed them, in the Champions League final against Manchester United, “said Pep, in memory Barcelona-Manchester United 2008/2009 (2 -0), at the Rome Olympics, where Berbatov and Evra represented the Old Trafford team.
The Catalan considers that there are no differences between players who fell ingloriously at the Santiago Bernabéu and those who are fighting for the Premier League title.
“We have the same character and the same personality. They can’t say that when you concede two goals in one minute after having two chances to score, you have no personality and you’re like babies, and you have incredible personality when you score 22 goals in four games”, he concluded, visibly annoyed by the recent criticism of said players.