Pep Guardiola was embarrassed and publicly apologized to Steven Gerrard for his “stupid comment”

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In the midst of the open investigation into Manchester City for financial irregularities, and the possibility that the titles won since 2009 are at stake, Pep Guardiola was forced to apologize privately and publicly to the former Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard.

“I apologize to Gerrard for my unnecessary and stupid comment I made about him last time.”lamented the Spanish coach after the unfortunate phrase he had last week when he tried to answer with irony about the possibility of having the Cups won so far taken from him.

Days ago, the former Barcelona coach tried to defend Manchester City demonstrating that the titles they got were not directly related to economic irregularities and gave as an example the consecration in the Premier League of the 2013-2014 seasonin which an error by the English midfielder left the way clear for the citizens.

“Was your slip our fault?”asked ironically about that game in which Liverpool, which was three points ahead of City with three dates to go, lost to Chelsea and said goodbye to the tournament that finally crowned Manchester.

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“You know how much I admire him and his career., what he did for this country where I live. I’m embarrassed by what I said, he didn’t deserve it. I strongly believe what I said defending my club, but I did not represent it well by putting Gerrard’s name in these stupid comments. I apologized in private, but since I said it publicly, I say it here too. It was stupid”, sentenced Pep after seeing the repercussion that his words took.

Steven Gerrard slipped and conceded Chelsea’s first goal

The episode in question.

ran the date 36 of the Premier League 2013-14. Liverpool was the leader with a three-point advantage over City and five against Chelsea, with whom they had to play at Anfield. In that duel, near the end of the first half and with the score 0-0, Sakho passed it to Gerrard, and he he could not control a ball that at first glance seemed easy.

Trying to regain possession, the storied English midfielder he slipped and Demba Ba took advantage of the mistake. The striker Blue went to the goal with a dominated ball and scored 1-0. Later the second came and the citizens took advantage of that defeat to snatch first place from the Reds and then the title.

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