As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Man City boss Guardiola blasts media: You all wanted Liverpool to win

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has hit out at the media over the way his Double winners have been portrayed.

Guardiola claimed winners are never liked as he aims to lift the FA Cup for the first time when they take on Watford at Wembley.

"People don't like winners," Guardiola said.

"Here, in Spain, in Italy, everywhere. We feel our people are happy with what we have done. I feel our fans in the street, the letters I receive from the people. They are incredibly satisfied."

Guardiola suggested City are fighting against the weight of history in how Liverpool and Manchester United are viewed in comparison to his team.

"Liverpool have gone 29 years without winning the Premier League — it's normal people are waiting for them finally to win," he added. "If Liverpool had won the Premier League it would have been an 'incredible' achievement. When City win it is, 'oh, it's OK. It's an achievement'.

"I think we did an incredible two seasons, but to be the best you have to do it a bit longer. I'm not going to say it's the best when you have Sir Alex Ferguson's period at United or Liverpool and Bob Paisley in the 1980s."

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free