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Pep Guardiola: Some Man City players behaves like children

manchestereveningnews: Pep Guardiola named no names but revealed that there are players in his squad who behave like small children when not picked for the team.

The Manchester City boss went out of his way to exempt Bernardo Silva from that criticism, which may have been a jibe at the recently-departed Leroy Sane as well as one or two of the remaining squad.

Bernardo has gone from being the club’s player of the season in 2018-19, when his brilliant form made light of Kevin De Bruyne ’s long-term injury absence, to finding it tough to get into the team at times.

The Portugal international also had to put up with the difficulties of a racism allegation which saw him handed an FA ban and forced to go on an education course.

But Guardiola says the midfielder is one of those players who is always a joy to have around – and took a swipe at those who do change their attitude the moment they are not in the team.

When asked about Bernardo, Guardiola said: “He’s not played as much as last season.

“We have respect for the Liverpool players that won the awards but he had incredible outstanding performances.

“This season, maybe it was my fault, or Phil (Foden) was more involved, Riyad (Mahrez) maintained his level and the others players were good too.

“They know the competition they have with each other but my admiration, my respect and my opinion of him has not changed one bit. “He’s a special player for me, one of the most special I have had in my career as a manager for the relationship I have with him.

“He’s a guy who doesn’t change his mood whether he plays or not. There are players who are just happy when they play, they smile at me and the backroom staff when they play.

“When they don’t play, they make you feel they are not happy and they behave like a little, little child.

“Bernardo is completely the opposite, he’s mature, he knows exactly what has happened and he’s always the same person.

“That is why he is an incredible person for me to work with him, always I will be grateful for the time we’ve had together.

“All I want is to help him to come back to his best level because if there is one player on this team that gives help and support it is Bernardo Silva. He is the first on the list.”

Source: Published by manchestereveningnews

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Ayomide Adanlawo
Ayomide Adanlawo
1 month ago

Nice praise by Guardiola for Bernardo Silva

Babatunde Imole
Babatunde Imole
1 month ago

Good

Ikechimark ludger
Ikechimark ludger
1 month ago

Hilarious 😂

Chukwuma Daniel
Chukwuma Daniel
1 month ago

That not true

Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
1 month ago

Over sweet de worry dem

John Samuel Ochiwu
John Samuel Ochiwu
1 month ago

Yeah not all

Osazuwa
Osazuwa
1 month ago

Different strokes for different folks

Anyaechem Benedict
Anyaechem Benedict
1 month ago

Guardiola is not a good person

Amiwero Davidson
Amiwero Davidson
1 month ago

Nice

Daniel Simon
Daniel Simon
1 month ago

that is the crop of players we have now in football

Adeyemo abraham
Adeyemo abraham
1 month ago

Good observation from coach guadiola to Bernardo silver.

Chisom Charles
Chisom Charles
1 month ago

Wonderful

Mohammed Nma Madiwu
Mohammed Nma Madiwu
1 month ago

Nice

Nnamdi Nwabueze
Nnamdi Nwabueze
1 month ago

Hahaha 😂

Edidiong Udofa
Edidiong Udofa
1 month ago

true talk

Abdullah gbolahan
Abdullah gbolahan
1 month ago

What an insult

Okonjo eluemuno Michael
Okonjo eluemuno Michael
1 month ago

Pep is angry.

ossai kingsley Collins
ossai kingsley Collins
1 month ago

that is good observation from the coach

Adewumi sherif akanji
Adewumi sherif akanji
1 month ago

Nice

EZINWA Sonia JOHN
EZINWA Sonia JOHN
1 month ago

Nice one

Ayorinde Olanrewaju
Ayorinde Olanrewaju
1 month ago

It’s funny but I won’t laugh

Ezema paul
Ezema paul
1 month ago

Lol 😂

Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
1 month ago

Nice one

victor okonkwo
victor okonkwo
1 month ago

Savage 😂

Owojuyigbe Folakemi
Owojuyigbe Folakemi
1 month ago

That’s his own perspective

Ajagbe Olufemi
Ajagbe Olufemi
1 month ago

It’s laughable

Okafor stella
Okafor stella
1 month ago

Na pikin dem be na

odudu eseoghene
odudu eseoghene
1 month ago

Good and mature attitude

Kelechi Asii
Kelechi Asii
1 month ago

Really??

Hassan faruuq opeyemi
Hassan faruuq opeyemi
1 month ago

Better

Gabriel Eluare.
Gabriel Eluare.
1 month ago

Good compliment on Barnado silver

Lakubbe Eli Hamma
Lakubbe Eli Hamma
1 month ago

Nice one

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
1 month ago

Nice update.

Isaac Sunday
Isaac Sunday
1 month ago

It’s encouraging

Amarachi
Amarachi
1 month ago

Good observation

Jonah Ihotuowoicho Sunday
Jonah Ihotuowoicho Sunday
1 month ago

That’s true

Balogun Toba
Balogun Toba
1 month ago

That’s serious

Samuel Naasor
Samuel Naasor
1 month ago

Bernardo behaves mature actually

Christopher Ege
Christopher Ege
1 month ago

That is very bad of city players

Omotosho Gbemisola Rebecca
Omotosho Gbemisola Rebecca
1 month ago

This is a funny update.

Juliet Success
Juliet Success
1 month ago

This is funny

augustine madu
augustine madu
1 month ago

Nice
Bernardo is a matured and disciplined player

Felix Okorie
Felix Okorie
1 month ago

Hmmm! This is serious matter over his players oo

augustine madu
augustine madu
1 month ago

Dats jxt some players for you

Nwakasi Ikenna
Nwakasi Ikenna
1 month ago

Thats nice

Mohammed Nma Madiwu
Mohammed Nma Madiwu
1 month ago

Nice update

reuben amicable
reuben amicable
1 month ago

Lol pep is right

Ifeanyi Edmund
Ifeanyi Edmund
1 month ago

So funny 😂

Fidel chy
Fidel chy
1 month ago

Too bad

Joshua Samson
Joshua Samson
1 month ago

guardiola gave a good point actually