Pep Guardiola spotted looking 'stressed' before Fulham v Manchester City game
| Last updated
Manchester City may be in the driving seat in the Premier League title race, but that seemingly hasn't reduced Pep Guardiola's stress levels.
A clip has gone viral on social media which appears to show the Manchester City boss looking rather stressed prior to his side's game against Fulham on Sunday (30 April).
City travelled to the capital with the change to return to the top of the Premier League for the first time since December, having defeated title rivals Arsenal 4-1 during the week.
With all the momentum now with Guardiola's men, the side are expected to go on and seal a fourth Premier League title in five seasons, but someone might need to ressare the head coach if a clip from Sunday's game is anything to go by.
Pep Guardiola looks stressed before kick-off against Fulham 😅 pic.twitter.com/8POaRQ9XzB— Football Daily (@footballdaily) April 30, 2023
Shared by Football Daily, the clip, which has been viewed over a million times, shows Guardiola looking pensive and deep in thought prior to the match. Worrying about Fulham's potential threat, or thinking about what he's going to have for tea? You decide.
Fans were quick to weigh in with their opinions on twitter, with some Arsenal supporters even accusing the Spaniard of 'acting'.
One Gooner wrote: "He is stressed for Fulham because of what his team is going to do...We are done with all his acting."
A second added: "Why is the guy putting on an act? Getting bored of it now," followed by a Liverpool supporter replying with "I've seen this before."
A fourth person wrote: "This guy should win an Oscar," with another simply writing "FT: Fulham 0 Man City 6".
Well, Fulham did score one goal against City at the time of writing, so Pep's concerns were partially justified.
The accusations of 'acting' can be traced back to similar actions by Guardiola down the years when engaged in title races. The former Barca and Bayern boss has been accused of behaving strangely before some big games, in what many have labelled as mind games.
As for the game itself on Sunday, history was made just three minutes in, as Erling Haaland scored his 50th goal of the season, and his 34th in the EPL - equalling Mohamed Salah's 38-game record.