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Pep Guardiola clashes with VAR again

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has found himself on the wrong end of yet another VAR decision against Bournemouth. At least in his opinion anyway.

According to Football365, technician Pep Guardiola has yet again found himself on the wrong end of a VAR decision. Following a number of past situations having already perhaps, controversially being over-turned due to the new technology.

When asked about his side’s penalty appeal, Pep answered sarcastically; “No, no, no. Penalty? No.”

“It was clear hands last game, clear hands. A penalty today? No, please.”

“The challenge this season will be amazing for us after winning back-to-back two titles, the challenge will be great.”

When Pep was further pressed about some of the information he received during the VAR briefings, he responded; “Ask to the VAR people, please. Don’t ask to me.”

Guardiola’s comments come after his side has seen numerous VAR decisions go against his side…

Last season’s Champions League Semi-Final against Tottenham Hotspurs saw a potential winner be stricken from the score board. With Spurs being the beneficiaries again this season, stealing a draw against the Manchester club. When Gabriel Jesus was denied a last-gasp winner.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 17: Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Tottenham Hotspur. Speaks with Pep Guardiola, manager of Manchester City after the final whistle. During the Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium on August 17, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Pep seems to be all, but over VAR and its interferences with the sport. Hoping that his team might go a stretch of games without the technology being called upon…

Pep finished the interview by adding; “We knew it, we felt it (the physicality), a nice three points and a big compliment to the players, a few things to improve, that’s good it’s happened when we are winning games,” he said.

“The quality of our players in front made the difference and we won the game.”


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