Manchester City supervisor Pep Guardiola was left issuing a public apology to former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard on Tuesday after a weird outburst in a news convention final week.
Guardiola was stern in his defence of the membership amid greater than 100 costs of alleged monetary misconduct by the Premier League, and referenced Gerrard’s slip in 2014 towards Chelsea which helped Manchester City to pip Liverpool to the title.
He had stated: “Some moments belong to us – they absolutely belong to us regardless of the sentence.
“The (title-winning) purpose from (Sergio) Aguero, when (Mario) Balotelli slipped (in 2012)? I do not know if we’re answerable for Steven Gerrard slipping at Anfield. Was that our fault? I’ve respect for Steven Gerrard – however that second belongs to us.”
But looking ahead to Wednesday’s league match at Arsenal, Guardiola began his news conference by expressing his shame at his “silly” comments.
“I apologise to Steven Gerrard for my pointless and silly feedback I stated the final time about him. He is aware of how I love him and his profession, what he has accomplished for this nation that I’m dwelling and coaching in,” the Spaniard said.
“I’m ashamed of myself, what he stated as a result of he would not deserve it. I actually consider my feedback in my earlier press convention to defend my membership however I did not characterize my membership nicely placing his title in these silly feedback.
“I apologise and I said to him personally but I have to do it here as well. I’m so sorry for him, for Alex, his wife, kids and family because it was stupid.”
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