The coach of City of Manchester, Pep Guardiola, strongly criticized his players for a lack of passion and said the fans were “quiet” after the comeback against Tottenham Hotspur (4-2). City trailed 2-0 at half-time at the Etihad Stadium, looking to snap a league defeat for the first time since 2018, but came from behind in the second half with Mahrez’s double to help them win the late .
Despite a much-needed victory that moved City to within five points of leaders Arsenal in the Premier League standings, Guardiola was not happy. “They lack passion, fire and the desire to win from the first minute,” said Guardiola. “Our fans were silent for 45 minutes. We are far from our team. We are far from many things.”
“It’s not just one player. All of them. Our fans should put pressure on us, they should demand more, they should shout. We’re lucky now but nine times out of ten we don’t come back. I want a reaction from the entire club , the entire organization, the players, the We are a team of happy flowers. I don’t want to be happy flowers, I want to beat Arsenal, but if we play like that Arsenal will destroy.”
Guardiola didn’t stop there, as he also took aim at critics who said his lack of a European trophy during his time at City meant his overall record in England, where he won four Premier League crowns, was not successful. . “We have been very successful. People say ‘no, he is not successful, since he has not won the Champions League’. Bullshit.”
“We have won a lot. In this country, winning two consecutive league titles, twice, the way we played, with consistency, against this Liverpool… What is success? I have won a lot. Day- day I see things you don’t see because you’re not there.”
Source: La Verdad
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