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Guardiola apologizes to Steven Gerrard: 'I'm embarrassed'

Published:14/02/2023 - 19:58h

Updated:14/02/2023 - 19:58h

Although it has not been immediate, Pep Guardiola's apology for former footballer Steven Gerrard has finally arrived after his sarcastic comment the previous week

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Pep Guardiola came to be in the centre of the controversy afterwards that the Manchester City was accused of more than 100 infringements inside the Premier League by the 'fair play' financial. The technician, like face more visible of the club, had to answer to the press in several opportunities on the situation and in one of them finished ironizando on a fall of Steven Gerrard when this still was player of the Liverpool.

Speaking in a press conference the past Friday, Guardiola said sarcásticamente that "we are responsible of the desliz of Steven Gerrard". But now this Tuesday the ex technician of the FC Barcelona excused publicly with the now English trainer and revealed that also it excused during a private conversation with the excapitán of the Liverpool, next rival of the Real Madrid in Champions.

"I excuse with Steven Gerrard by my unnecessary and stupid comments that said the last time on him", said Pep. "He knows how much admire it to him and to his career and what has done by this country in which I am living and training. I embarrass me of me same by what said because no deserves it to him", added the technician of the City.

Although it does not go in in his direct responsibilities like trainer, the Catalan wanted to take position on the indictments to the team mancuniano, something that finished to go out of control for him. "Really I create my comments on defending to my club, but did not represent well to my club when putting his name in these stupid comments", resolved.

Visibly arrepentido

"I excuse, I said it to him personally, but comment it publicly and also have to do it here. I'm sorry a lot by him, his wife Alex, his children and his family because it was a stupidity", finalised his public apology. That fall of Gerrard in front of Chelsea finished costing the title to the Liverpool in the Premier League in that season.

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