Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola has criticised his team’s fans, despite a memorable fightback wins over North London side Tottenham. Manchester City comes from two goals down at half-time to beat Spurs 4-2 which leaves Pep Guardiola’s side five points behind leaders Arsenal.
Why Pep Guardiola is Mad at Manchester City Fans
The home supporters booed Manchester City, their head coach said: “Our fans were silent for 45 minutes – I want my fans back.” He also said: ”I want my fans that are here – not my away fans, they are the best – but my fans here to support every corner and every action because Tottenham is one of the toughest opponents I’ve ever faced.”
“They booed because we were losing but in the second half we played well, we had more chances. “Maybe it’s the same with our team, maybe we are so comfortable with winning four Premier Leagues in five years.”
Man City had lost their previous two matches – 2-0 against Southampton in the League Cup and 2-1 to Manchester United in the Premier League – and goals from Tottenham’s Dejan Kulusevski and Emerson Royal saw them go 2-0 behind. But goals from Julian Alvarez and Erling Haaland and two from Riyad Mahrez gave City the win.
However, Guardiola was furious with his side and questioned their commitment and character. “There’s nothing from the stomach, from the guts, and we were lucky but if we don’t change we will drop points,” he added in an interview with Sky Sports.
Speaking about the win, he said: ”We have to prepare better, I cannot deny how happy we are but we are far away from the team that we were.” “We gave them the first goal, and then the second goal is ridiculous.” “Asked what was missing, the Spaniard said: “Passion, fire and desire to want to win from the first minute.”