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Pep backs City’s Champions League appeal – he has seen the evidence

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Pep Guardiola insists he has seen the evidence that supports his Manchester City side’s appeal against the Champions League ban.

Manchester City as a club has always insisted they are innocent of any wrongdoing when it came to FFP. Their manager Pep Guardiola has now spoken out too.

The Spanish tactician insists his bosses have always maintained to him that they have done no wrong. Pep himself says they have shown him the evidence.

They are hopeful of a successful appeal.

In an interview reported by ESPN, Pep admits this has been ongoing for some time, but he is hoping for a quick and positive resolution.

He said:

“We were under suspicion for a long time, we have the right to appeal and I trust the people in my club.”

“They explain the reasons, they showed me the arguments and the proofs.”

“We are optimistic that finally if we deserve to be in the Champions League we can do it next season.”

“If finally, it doesn’t happen we have to accept and move forward.”

“My trust is with the club. I know them.”

“We are going to see what happens with CAS.”