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Pep Guardiola's Take On European Super League Was So Incredibly Honest Man City Cut His Press Conference Short

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Pep Guardiola's Take On European Super League Was So Incredibly Honest Man City Cut His Press Conference Short

Pep Guardiola's take on the proposed European Super League was so incredibly honest, Manchester City cut his press conference short.

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Many journalists were still waiting to ask him questions about the ESL until his presser was cut short by the club's media officer.

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Speaking at his pre-match press conference, he said: "Honestly we are not the right people to answer these questions. The presidents can talk more clearly. It's a little bit uncomfortable because we don't have all the information.

"I support my club, I know the people and I am part of this club. But I also have my own opinion. I would love to be clear when I have all the information.

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"It's an honour to speak first for Man City. I'm a good spokesman. We [managers] talk six times a week, we are asked about the NHS, COVID etc, we can say how we feel but we are not the right people to talk because the presidents are better..."

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Guardiola continued: "Sport is not a sport when the relation between the effort and reward don't exist. It's not a sport when it doesn't matter if you lose

"I've said many times I want the best competition as possible. It's not fair if teams fight at the top and cannot qualify.

"We are going to play the Champions League next week to try to reach the final. And next season we are going to play in European competitions. The right people have to come out and clarify.

"This has to be clarified and why they have taken these decisions. Why is Ajax not involved with all their success? Explain this.

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"Every club defends it's position. Don't be cynical. Everyone makes their own interests. When you talk about the Premier League and UEFA, they look after their interests. UEFA have also failed. They have to communicate, be in touch. They have to clarify.

"I would love the president of the committee to go all round the world and explain the reason why.

"We want the best Premier League in the world. I love to be here, I love this Premier League," he added.

"The people have to clarify, today better than tomorrow, tomorrow better than the day after. Come out, a world-wide issue, and clarify.

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"In the most important part of the season, when we fight for the titles, Lewandowski could not play against PSG because he got injured on international duty. UEFA decided that because it's their business and Lewandowski could not play. Everyone is for themselves."

The Blues face Aston Villa in a Premier League fixture on Wednesday before taking on Tottenham in the League Cup final on Sunday.

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Topics: Manchester City, Football News, European Super League, Football, Pep Guardiola, Premier League, Champions League

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