Premier League: Pep Guardiola: “We’d be innocent, since Abu Dhabi took over the club it’s been like this”

sep Guardiola, the Manchester City manager, on Friday spoke of a possible sanction against his club for alleged breaches of Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules. He did it in the press conference before the Premier League match against Aston Villa.

Pep Guardiola comes out to defend Manchester City

To the first question addressed to him on the subject, he answered clearly: “Manchester City has shown that it is completely innocent in the UEFA case. Why wouldn’t I think of the same thing now when there is no signature? ‘, referring to the fact that they hadn’t signed with anyone at Winter Market.

Although Guardiola went one step further as he became more powerful: “I am absolutely convinced that we will be innocentThen what will happen next? Shall we stop now? Since Abu Dhabi took charge of the club, this has been the case,” the Catalan coach wanted to clarify.

“We are fortunate to live in a country where everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Looks like we’ve already been judged. What will happen from now on, I don’t know. I think we have good lawyers and we will defend our position. “We will see what the judge decides and what the Premier League decides,” Guardiola said in the press room.

Premier or yours?

“Out of the 19 teams in the Premier League or in my people’s words, I trust my people’s words.” With these words he also positioned himself in relation to the conflict. A few words did not stop there as he emphasized that “19 in the Premier League set a precedent”.

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Faced with the accusations, Pep Guardiola also warned:Watch out ahead. Many clubs can make suggestions and there are many clubs that can be accused of accusing us …“.

Guardiola does not move from City

Guardiola wanted to deny all the rumors about a hypothetical departure from City, and even more so when we must remember that in November he extended his contract until the summer of 2025: “I will not move from here, I can assure you. I want to stay more than ever. After so many years in the Premier League, I don’t want to leave.”

Don’t forget the city’s precedent

The Catalan coach remembered that Another penalty for Manchester Citywhich was about to be left without European competitions. The Sky Blues coach remembers which one it was The clubs that started that movement: “Nine teams – Burnley, Wolves, Leicester, Newcastle, Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea – They wrote a letter asking us to get out of the Champions League, because they wanted this position.

despite of The Catalan coach does not hold a grudge against them.confirms that they have won this rating on the field of play: “Like Julio Cesare, they are not of this world, They are neither enemies nor friends, they are only interests. They wanted to take us out to drink A position we won on the field, take our position.”

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