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“My Life is Better Than Yours!” – Manchester City Boss Pep Guardiola Roasts Journalists Over Amusing Question

Published 02/20/2024, 10:10 PM EST

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The love-hate relationship between Pep Guardiola and the media never ceases to exist. The Manchester City coach is known for giving witty responses to the media’s questions. However, with the jubilance after the 1-0 league game win against Brentford, Pep Guardiola took down a journalist’s question by saying that his life was better than his! It sounds pretty harsh, but Pep meant only humor, it seemed.

Pep initially said he was never a journalist when a question came up asking if Erling Haaland was determined to make an impact. The manager was then asked, “First of all, what’s wrong with being a journalist?” to which Pep responded with a laugh, saying, “Oh, I’m a manager; my life is better than yours, so that’s why I wanna be manager; I don’t want to be a journalist absolutely.” Pep humorously gave further explanation.

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He said, “How we be against of the biggest compliments all the time you say to me? I will be against you. No, absolutely, it’s not personal, especially with you, Mr. Lee.” Without a doubt, the Spanish manager’s responses can be unpredictable, especially coming to Erling Haaland.

Pep Guardiola’s trust in Erling Haaland runs very deep. After a blip in form, the manager himself has started applauding the star for his consistency. The manager earlier insisted the media not to doubt Haaland, as he would definitely find the numbers and silence his haters. Pep said, “Top scores, strikers score a lot of goals. Don’t criticize him because he will shut your mouth, so that’s for sure,” which is also being backed by the Norwegian.

Haaland, who was once claimed by Pep to need other players to keep performing, has been a cornerstone this year. The striker, who missed out for 2 months due to an ankle injury, is back and helped them win a crucial match yesterday, scoring the lone goal. The player remains the top scorer in the league with 17 goals despite missing his partner in crime, Kevin De Bruyne, due to a hamstring injury.

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Pep Guardiola gives an update about KDB after missing out against Brentford

Kevin De Bruyne returned to the camp after five months in January. He was on the bench yesterday without being subbed in. The City coach has clarified that it was more of a precautionary measure after he had a niggle in his hamstring. Pep further said, “Today we cannot use Kevin because he has niggles in his hamstring position”.

via Reuters

“I didn’t want to take any absolute risk about on him”, Pep emphasized his importance. The king of assists in England was crucial to the team’s treble last year. With a humongous 31 assists last year, he helped Haaland score 13 goals. After providing relief by returning to the pitch, is this another relapse for the talisman? Or just a hiccup? Only time will tell.

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Ruthu is a Soccer Writer at EssentiallySports. Growing up in a sporting background, he found a passion for soccer through the remarkable 2002 World Cup-winning Brazilian team. Ruthu brings an out-of-the-box perspective with writing, as he possesses the ability to view the game from different critical angles, a skill that sets apart a sports journalist.
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