Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has come out to say that no one should accuse his team of being careless with the FA Cup. Pep recently revealed that he will not accept people saying his boys took their eyes off the ball.
According to him, tiredness was obviously the cause of the defeat as the team only had two-and-a-half days to recover after playing away at BvB.
He added that all his players deserve to play for the club, and the same fringe players who lost the FA Cup game secured the Carbao Cup final for City.
His words, “What could I say? We had two-and-a-half days to recover and play away and have to travel, we were on the train for three hours and we were stopped one hour,”
“Everyone deserved to play, don’t say we don’t pay attention, when this team reached four finals in a row in a Carabao Cup. Just say we lost the game and when we lose the game the decisions are bad but it is a poor argument.”
“You don’t get to the semi-finals of the FA Cup or final of the Carabao Cup four years in a row when we don’t pay attention.”
“Say it before the game that Pep doesn’t pay attention or the players don’t, but don’t say after just because we lose the game. These guys fight every game like never before I’ve seen. Now we don’t pay attention?”
“We respect the FA Cup a lot, we come here to win and next time tell me which people say that. Do you think [Raheem] Sterling, or Gabriel [Jesus], or Ferran [Torres] don’t deserve to play the game? Say it.”
“When you lose [the selection is a mistake], when we win, I am a genius.”
“I do not regret [the choices] because I trust them. If I didn’t trust them, they would not play.”
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