For the camera and my ego — Pep explains why he openly criticises his players

Josep Guardiola coach of Manchester City instructs Jack Grealish of Manchester City after the final whistle during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture credit: Andrew Yates / Sportimage

For the camera and my ego — Pep explains why he openly criticises his players

Faruq Ibrahim 16:00 - 02.04.2024

Pep Guardiola provides a sarcastic response to criticism regarding his exchange with Jack Grealish.

In a recent turn of events, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has responded in a sarcastic manner to criticism regarding his intense conversation with Jack Grealish during their 0-0 draw against Arsenal.

Guardiola's Controversial Exchange with Grealish

Following Manchester City's draw with Arsenal, Guardiola engaged in a lengthy conversation with Jack Grealish, seemingly unhappy with the player's performance during the match.

This animated exchange was captured on camera, sparking debates among fans and experts alike. Richard Keys, a beIN Sports presenter, criticised Guardiola's public dressing down of Grealish, claiming it was all a show for the cameras, according to Football365.

Guardiola, in response, sarcastically agreed with the vein of criticism, saying, "I do it for the cameras, for my ego. I’m the famous person of the team, if it’s on camera then I can sleep because I have incredible satisfaction."

“Always I try to criticise the players and let them feel how bad they are, and any compliments are always with me, not the players.”

Liverpool Surges Ahead in the Top of the Table Clash

Meanwhile, Liverpool's 2-1 victory over Brighton on Easter Sunday propelled them to the top of the Premier League table, overtaking Arsenal. With just nine matches left in the season, Liverpool now leads the pack with a two-point advantage over the Gunners, with Guardiola's Manchester City trailing by a further point. As the competition intensifies, every game becomes crucial in the title race.