I’m ashamed of myself.. Guardiola apologizes for the “stupid” comment on Gerrard’s famous “slip of the tongue”!
Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola has apologized for his previous comments on Steven Gerrard’s famous mistake that cost Liverpool the Premier League title in 2013/14.
Pep Guardiola said at a press conference held on Tuesday ahead of his upcoming match against Arsenal: “I apologize to Gerrard for my stupid and unnecessary comment I made about him, he knows how much I admire him and his career and that he represented the country where I live and train.”
And the “philosopher of football” added: “I’m ashamed of myself, he doesn’t deserve what I said. I believe what I said at the last press conference in defense of the club, but I didn’t represent (City) well by putting his name in these stupid comments “.
He continued, “I apologize to him and I told him this in person, but it needs to be done here as well. I apologize to his family, wife and children.”
And Pep Guardiola responded to accusations against the club regarding financial irregularities in previous seasons, saying: “Someone wants to erase what we have achieved … I don’t know if we were responsible for Steven Gerrard’s slip at Anfield. It was Is it our fault? I respect (Stephen) But this moment belongs to our history (City won the league).
And the Spanish coach spoke about meeting Arsenal tomorrow Wednesday, saying: “They are the best team in the Premier League so far. We felt it two weeks ago. They have commitment and intensity. It’s going to be a big fight and we have have to prepare.”
And he continued, “I don’t feel like we weren’t at the same level a week ago and now we’ve got it back. Every match is unique. You can play well and win and everything is perfect, but tomorrow we can lose.” “
And he added: “There are still many matches ahead, and tomorrow is an important match. Everyone knows this and we will do our best because we want to score points.”
And he continued: “After this Nottingham Forest and the Champions League and 6 away matches, I have a feeling that a lot can happen, tomorrow’s match can help us, but there are still many difficult meetings ahead, that’s for sure. that we want to prove ourselves and change a lot of things.”
And about his worries about VAR’s impact on the championship race: “I don’t know, there have been some cases in recent days, but I don’t know what will happen.”
Guardiola concluded his speech by saying: “We will be training in the afternoon and at the moment I do not know the position of Erling Haaland. Yesterday his goal was to recover from the match against Aston Villa.
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