Pep Guardiola stated that he has no respect for Arsenal off the pitch. Pep’s Manchester City lost 2-0 to Arsenal in a FA Cup semifinal. Guardiola met his former assistant in the FA Cup Semifinal showdown .
On his Team’s bad performance Guardiola said “We didn’t play the first half against Arsenal like the second, that was the only regret. We wanted to play 90 minutes like the second half,” he told a press conference. But, after we were beaten, we shake hands. The opponents always deserve my respect and credit. And Arsenal, I have all the respect for what they are on the pitch, not much off the pitch – but on the pitch, a lot. Congratulations to them and good luck in the final.” .
Despite Arsenal’s defeat Guardiola seems hell bent on defending their 2-1 lead against Real Madrid in the Champions League. But the manger has promised improvement in the coming days by Manchester city.
Guadiola told the reporters “Against Madrid we know we have to do good games, all the cups are one game and we did a good performance but [against Arsenal] we were not good enough, that’s all. It can happen and you move forward, it’s forgotten, .The next time we play Arsenal next season we will see what we can do to play better and we are incredibly excited and incredibly optimistic about the game against Madrid for the players that we have”.
“We know that If we play at a decent level – higher than we play against Arsenal – we’ll have our chance. If not, we’ll be out.” added Pep.
On the remaining fixtures Pep Commented We’ll have two days [off] after Watford but after Watford we’ll have two weeks of training sessions .We are going to make some changes for the last two games. I’ll try to let all of them play. I’m so excited for preparing for the Real Madrid game and for the next season. When I lose this excitement and fire in me after victory and defeat, it will be a problem.”