Guardiola agrees with Mourinho on the real value of class


Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho slammed Manchester City’s All or Nothing TV documentary for branding him a highly-defensive coach, and barely two days after the outrage, Pep Guardiola says the Portuguese was right about “money and class.”

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Image: Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho

In the documentary which was released on Saturday, Mourinho’s style of play was described as “park-the-bus”, a claim which spurred his comments that this new off-the-wall movie could have been fantastic without being disrespectful.

Speaking about the media war, City coach Pep Guardiola said, ‘That is true, you cannot buy class, I agree with Jose, you cannot Jose.’

The statement from Guardiola was issued at a news conference after City’s 6-1 win over Huddersfield Town on Sunday.

‘I think we lived an amazing season with cameras,’ the 47-year-old Spanish professional football coach continued. ‘We did it for ourselves and for the fans to see what happens in the locker room.

‘I don’t agree with Jose in terms of [being] disrespectful because that was not our intention—We were just filming what happened last season…Other guys will say, “We like” and other guys will say, “No”.

Guardiola said their 6-1 drubbing of Huddersfield at the Etihad Stadium showed major improvement in terms of football and consistency for 90 minutes. Sergio Aguero scored his 13th hat-trick for the club while Brazil international footballer Gabriel Jesus also got on the scoresheet.

‘In games against Chelsea and Arsenal, we survived more than playing good,’ Guardiola said.

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