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Sports Pep Guardiola defends Sergio Agüero again after linesman scandal

16:20  24 october  2020
16:20  24 october  2020 Source:   goal.com

Agüero's controversial gesture (video)

 Agüero's controversial gesture (video) © Supplied by Sports.fr Sergio Agüero, a controversial gesture. Going almost unnoticed during the match between Manchester City and Arsenal on Saturday, Sergio Agüero 's gesture towards official Sian Massey subsequently sparked a huge controversy across the Channel. It all started with just one touch given to the Arsenal Gunners who faced Manchester City on Saturday in on Matchday 5 of Premier League .

Guardiola defended Aguero shortly after the game as "the nicest person I ever met in my life". Asked on Friday if the forward ought, on reflection to apologise, the City boss insisted: "I know the intention from Sergio . "He put his hands in a normal way, what he does many times to me, on and off the pitch

Guardiola defended Aguero shortly after the game as "the nicest person I ever met in my life". Asked on Friday if the forward ought, on reflection to Guardiola added: "I think it was normal, because I know perfectly Sergio , who has been an incredible, huge star of world football and is one of the most

Sergio Agüero's action from last weekend continues to be a topic of conversation. His coach defends the Argentine.

Sergio Agüero's grip on linesman Sian Massey-Ellis continues to cause a stir. Manchester City's manager Pep Guardiola has now defended the Argentine again. He spoke of a perfectly normal action.

Agüero had put his arm around Massey-Ellis in City's 1-0 win against Arsenal last match day and received a lot of criticism - also from football circles. Former strikers Alan Shearer and Ian Wright condemned the action and ex-United star Gary Neville called for an apology from Aguero.

Pep Guardiola explains the behavior of Sergio Agüero

whose trainer had already defended the attacker immediately after the game. Now he reiterated his opinion: "I haven't talked to him about it, but I'm pretty sure that he would be fine with apologizing if she felt bad about it."

Agüero's neck grip excites football England

 Agüero's neck grip excites football England The Argentine attacker from Manchester City touches an assistant referee in their win against Arsenal - and gets away with it. © Provided by sport1.de Agüero's neck grip excites football England The clash between Manchester City and Arsenal was a rather unspectacular affair. Nevertheless, the day after the 1-0 success of the Citizens there was heated discussion of a scene.

Guardiola defended Aguero shortly after the game as "the nicest person I ever met in my life". Asked on Friday if the forward ought, on reflection to apologise, the City boss insisted: "I know the intention from Sergio . "He put his hands in a normal way, what he does many times to me, on and off the pitch

Pep Guardiola has defended Sergio Agüero ’s touching of Sian Massey-Ellis. Last September Silva apologised for any unintentional hurt caused after he posted a picture of a cartoon character used to promote a Spanish chocolate brand alongside one of Mendy as a child with the caption “Guess who

Guardiola continues: "All these people are now condemning him from a distance, but I know Sergio's intention." After all, he often puts his arm around his shoulder, on and next to the pitch: "If I hug him, when a substitution is made, or if he sometimes touches the referee or an opponent. If I had recognized aggression in that, it would be something other things. (...) He's a real star, but always humble and one of the nicest people I know. "

Pep Guardiola Sergio Aguero Manchester City © Provided by Goal.com Pep Guardiola Sergio Aguero Manchester City

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Agüero's intention in the situation is crucial, the Spaniard emphasized: "And it was completely normal, he just wanted to speak to her normally. There are none bad words please. "

Guardiola reacts to criticism from Porto coach Conceicao

Guardiola himself was recently criticized for his behavior on the sidelines. Porto coach Sergio Conceicao had criticized him after the duel in the Champions League (3-1 for City) and accused him of "ugly words about our country".

"We didn't want to be unfriendly," said Guardiola about the allegations. "He thinks it was us, maybe he's right. But to be honest, I don't think so." In his eyes, his team behaved correctly from the first to the last minute: "But if he sees it differently, okay. Maybe he's right. We'll see."

Aguero won't be rushed to face Liverpool, Jesus nearing return .
Manchester City may need to lean on Ferran Torres for a little longer as Pep Guardiola waits for Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus to regain fitness. Aguero suffered a hamstring injury during last month's 1-1 draw with West Ham United while Jesus has appeared just once this season due to an ongoing muscle issue. City face Olympiacos in the Champions League on Tuesday before Sunday's Premier League skirmish with Liverpool. "Right now, I don't knowAguero suffered a hamstring injury during last month's 1-1 draw with West Ham United while Jesus has appeared just once this season due to an ongoing muscle issue.

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