Manchester Metropolis supervisor Pep Guardiola shot down accusations of disrespect after celebrating in entrance of Liverpool substitute Kostas Tsimikas throughout his aspect’s 4-1 Premier League win.
The Spaniard leapt within the air and pumped each fists in direction of the group, simply as Liverpool alternative Tsimikas was crossing the Metropolis technical space on his strategy to heat up.
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Guardiola turned to face the Greek defender and have a good time in entrance of him, however he appeared incredulous when it was put to him that incident could possibly be deemed disrespectful.
“Ah, come on,” Guardiola stated when requested concerning the celebration.
“I am so sorry. Converse with Tsimikas. Converse with the others a few lack of respect. Ask him if I lack respect. I have a good time the purpose.
“I have a good time with my son on the ground. I come right here and I stated, ‘Oh the purpose was good, is not it? That is all. I am so sorry if the TV… You assume it reveals a scarcity of respect?”
When a reporter replied that he did, Guardiola replied: “Okay, sorry. I am so sorry.”
BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand was impressed with Tsimikas’ self management when discussing the incident at half time.
“That celebration there, I don’t understand how Tsimikas hasn’t pushed Pep Guardiola out of the best way,” Ferdinand stated.
“He (Guardiola) appears blissful. He can see it’s a incredible workforce purpose, very well labored from Man Metropolis, and he couldn’t comprise himself.”
Issues acquired even higher for Metropolis within the second half as they accomplished the turnaround after conceding an early purpose to Mohamed Salah, with Kevin de Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan and Jack Grealish netting within the second half to clinch a 4-1 win.
Metropolis have now received seven video games in a row in all competitions, and are nonetheless in rivalry to finish a treble of Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup trophies.
They journey to Southampton subsequent Saturday, earlier than dealing with Bayern Munich at house within the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on April 11.
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