Pep Guardiola makes massive Mo Salah complaint after Champions League defeat
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola wins so many matches people could be forgiven for forgetting what he’s like when he loses them.
The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager saw his Manchester City side lose for the third time in less than a week as they were dumped out of the Champions League 5-1 on aggregate at the hands of Liverpool, and his own personal kryptonite, Jurgen Klopp.
In the face of the defeat, Guardiola didn’t take it well, and was more irate than he’d been all season – bar perhaps when Wigan were on their way to knocking City out of the FA Cup and a half time brawl ensued, and he was even sent to the stands for protesting at the Spanish officials on the stroke of half time.
In the stands he sat quietly, watching his side concede two goals – and just put his head in his hands at the second one – and when speaking to the press at full time, he had some harsh words for the referee – and also for Mo Salah, claiming his goal was offside and should not have stood.
Guardiola said after the game:“I said it was a goal when the ball was passed to Leroy Sane. That’s why he sent me off.
“It would have been different to go in 2-0.
“It’s different when Salah’s goal at Anfield is offside.
“It’s different when Gabriel Jesus’ goal at Anfield is offside.
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“In this competition the teams are so equal and the influence of refereeing decisions is so important.
“We’ll go again next season. Big congratulations to Liverpool, Hopefully they can represent England well in the semi-final.”