I will not apologize to the Manchester City fans


Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola refused to apologize for his demand for public support, in his press conference before facing Southampton tomorrow, in the fifth round of the English Premier League.

Guardiola, after his team’s 6-3 victory over Leipzig in the Champions League, in the presence of 38,000 spectators, had previously spoken and demanded the presence of more fans in tomorrow’s match against Southampton.

The City coach’s comments did not impress Kevin Parker (general secretary of the club’s official fan club), who criticized the Spanish coach in turn.

Guardiola replied: “Mr Parker must review the statements again, I will not apologize.”

He added: “It is not the first time I have said this in my career, I said it before in Barcelona and Bayern Munich.”

He continued: “Did I say after the match that I was disappointed because the stadium was not full? I will not apologize, and I am surprised by what has happened since then.”

He continued: “I have no problems with the fans, I saw how difficult the Leipzig match in the dressing room was, I know that facing Southampton will be difficult, and therefore I asked for the fans’ help.”

He continued: “What I said is that we love the support, we need more support, to have 40 or 50 thousand fans in the stands, we need their support, I was very grateful for the support we got, we will be happy if more viewers come.”

He concluded: “I’d rather be with the fans than without them. If they don’t come, that’s perfect! And if you want to come, it’s my pleasure.”


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