Is the pressure of competing with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool beginning to get to Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola?
City, who crashed out of the Champions League last week after capitulating against Real Madrid in the semi-final second leg at the Bernabeu, took a step towards clinching the 2021-22 Premier League title on Sunday with an emphatic 5-0 victory at home to Newcastle United.
Guardiola incorrectly guesses reporter supports Liverpool
Now a clip from his post-match press conference has emerged showing Guardiola incorrectly guessing that one particular reporter was a Liverpool fan.
The reporter in question asked the revered Catalan coach: “After Wednesday’s events you must be ecstatic with that performance. That result and scoreline?”
Pep, with a wry smile, responded: “Did you have any doubts?”
The reporter answered: “Err… too many today…”
Guardiola then said: “Yes, you are a Liverpool fan, come on.”
The City boss was then left looking rather sheepish when the reporter told him that he was, in fact, a Manchester United fan.
Pep, perhaps feeling sorry for him, added: “I’m sorry, James!”
Watch the clip here:
Pep has lost it. 🤣 pic.twitter.com/MSdkFfKt8L— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) May 8, 2022
Fans are now convinced that Liverpool are currently living rent free in ‘rattled’ Pep’s head:
City on brink of title – but Liverpool won’t give up
It would be a huge surprise if City fail to win the Premier League title from this position.
Seven points from their remaining three matches (against Wolves, West Ham and Aston Villa) will guarantee them a fourth league title in five seasons.
But Guardiola will be acutely aware that Liverpool, the EFL Cup winners who face Chelsea in the FA Cup final next weekend before taking on Real Madrid in the Champions League final later this month, won’t give up on their dream of winning a second Premier League title at any point.
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