Pep Guardiola has hit back at claims that he disrespected the FA Cup by making eight changes to his team after beating Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League midweek.
His polar opposite With an extra day to recover from Champions League exertions, Thomas Tuchel just made three Chelsea improvements. Hakim Ziyech, one of them, scored the game-winning goal in Saturday’s semi-final. Guardiola defended his team changes, which he said were applied, as City’s quadruple offer fell by the wayside.
‘Do you think we don’t care about the game?’ Guardiola asked, defending his team and their efforts this season with zeal.
‘Do you believe Sterling, Ferran Torres, or Gabriel Jesus don’t have a right to play? I don’t believe we were paying attention. You couldn’t say that for a team that makes it to the final stages of any competition. Let’s just say we didn’t win the game. And when you lose a game, you make poor decisions. But it’s a bad argument, my friends, it’s a terrible argument.
Source: Daily Mail