Sport Guardiola mocks football

18:55  25 february  2021
18:55  25 february  2021 Source:   sport1.de

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coach Pep Guardiola boasts of the huge amount of money from Manchester City. SPORT1 Head of Newsroom Maximilian Miguletz writes a mockery of financial fair play.

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Money just scores goals, that's how honest Pep Guardiola was after the 2-0 from Manchester City at Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Champions League . ( The game for reading in the ticker )

"We have a lot of money to buy a lot of incredible players." This is how the trainer justified the success of his team.

What came across as astonishingly honest was possibly meant to be the point against all those critics who see the success of the Skyblues as being based solely on the excesses of transfer. So much driest sarcasm is accused of the Spaniard.

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Unconsciously, however, it was much more, namely a painful reminder of everything that has gotten out of balance in modern football - and why Guardiola's ManCity should not actually participate in the premier class.

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That a coach is happy to continue to compete with his team in the most important competitions with other top clubs is one thing. The other: a lack of humility in the face of an extremely controversial quasi-acquittal.

expressed itself even more strikingly through the behavior of the club in the summer: The lock narrowly escaped and zack, transfer offensive with expenses of over 175 million euros (with transfer income of just around 60 million euros).

The fact that Guardiola is now boasting about the large amount of money that City has at its disposal may be honest, may possibly be sarcasm - but above all it is a slap in the face of all those football clubs that try to do justice to financial fair play, and with it sheer mockery.

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