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Spiky Pep Guardiola Urges Geoff Shreeves To "Understand" Football

Spiky Pep Guardiola Urges Geoff Shreeves To "Understand" Football
By Arthur James O'Dea
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After what has probably been the toughest few days of Pep Guardiola's tenure at Manchester City, he was not particularly in the mood to speak to Geoff Shreeves after today's 3-2 derby defeat.

Having seen his side all but crowned Premier League winners after a convincing first-half performance, City's 2-0 lead was quickly reeled in before Chris Smalling gave United an unlikely win.


Given that Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne and Kyle Walker were amongst those who didn't feature in City's starting XI today, Shreeves asked the question everyone watching wanted answering; did Guardiola regret starting with such a rotated side?

Everyone except Pep, of course:

PG: Did we play bad?

GS: I'm asking you the question.

PG: I know that, but it would be good if you tried to understand the football ... not to judge for the results ... you have to understand, to see what happened in the game.

Often relying on the solidity of his vision rather than the seemingly more menial case of "results", Guardiola did reveal that he had some concerns that today's defeat could impact City's preparation ahead of their crucial Champions League tie against Liverpool on Tuesday.

You can watch the entire interview below.

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