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‘Guardiola’s attitude was extremely undesirable’

‘Guardiola’s attitude was extremely undesirable’
The Spaniard was typically vocal on the sidelines and earned the ire of his opposite number Porto coach Sergio Conceicao has slammed Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola for his "extremely unpleasant" attitude during their Champions League clash on Wednesday.  Guardiola saw Porto take the lead via Luis Diaz inside 14 minutes at the Etihad Stadium before City…

The Spaniard was usually vocal on the sidelines and earned the ire of his opposite number

Porto coach Sergio Conceicao has actually knocked Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola for his “very unpleasant” attitude throughout their Champions League clash on Wednesday.

Guardiola saw Porto take the lead through Luis Diaz inside 14 minutes at the Etihad Arena before City pulled level six minutes later through a charge stashed by Sergio Aguero.

The Premier League giants would then score twice in the second-half as they declared a scrappy 3-1 win versus their Portuguese challengers

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Both Guardiola and Conceicao were especially active on the sidelines during the match with the latter given that knocking the conduct of his Spanish counterpart.

” I have actually got a lot to learn from Pep Guardiola, in the way he pressures referees, talks to opposition gamers and opposition dugout,” Conceicao told Portuguese media.

” He’s a wonderful example.

” He spoke about our country using awful words. Guardiola’s mindset was exceptionally undesirable. The whole Manchester City dugout was since if any person should have been grumbling, it was the Porto bench, because we were extremely difficult done by.

Pep Guardiola Manchester City 2020-21

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” I have to apologise to the referees in Portugal, since I grumble when I think we are mistreated, however comparing the officials of this game and those upstairs in the VAR, global referees have a lot to gain from ours in Portugal.

” The refereeing had a huge bearing on the result of this match. [Augustin] Marchesin has his leg in a bad state today due to the fact that he was fouled prior to the charge award.”

Guardiola didn’t call out Conceicao in his post-match remarks but did confess he was amazed by how Porto approached the game

” We understood how difficult it would be due to the fact that Porto and Benfica are the very best groups in Portugal. They have the winning mindset, they have to win every video game,” Guardiola said.

” I was shocked they played so defensively with five at the back, we had to be client however in the second half we didn’t yield counter-attacks, we didn’t yield set-pieces, we didn’t allow them to run.

” We did the ideal performance against a really excellent team. It is good to win video games while suffering.”

The two supervisors will take on once again in early December when City travel to Porto on matchday five of the Champions League.

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