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Guardiola addresses “Fraudiola” criticism

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has defended his squad after their surprising 3-2 defeat against Norwich City in the English Premier League.

Back-to-back English Premier League champions, Manchester City, were defeated 3-2 by Norwich City.

“How many games have John and Nico played in the three seasons?” Citizens’ manager Pep Guardiola told Four Four Two.

“How many games have they played with Kyle Walker? Pah … a lot. Also, [Aymeric] Laporte made a mistake in the quarter-final of the Champions League, against Tottenham, when he never made a mistake before.”

He commented: “We have to see what the problems are. If [the players] want to take a step for the club for themselves we are going to solve it.”

“If today you believe I have doubts in my team because we lost a game… They gave me all the prestige I have in England.”

“In the first season it was ‘fraud Guardiola, Fraudiola’, and how it was not possible to play this way because you have too many tackles [in the Premier League],” he added.

“It was these players who gave me the prestige I have and [talk] all around the world about how good a manager I am.”