Pep Guardiola reacts to the referee's shocking decision in the Man City vs Tottenham fixture
Pep Guardiola in his post-match press conference reacted to the shocking decision made by the referee in the Man City vs Tottenham fixture in the premier league.
The fixture which was played today, Sunday, December 3, 2023, saw the referee Simon Hooper, halt an attacking opportunity for Man City after waving play on following a challenge on Erling Haaland in the fixture. His decision to halt the ack Grealish-charged attack eliminated the possibility of the Cityzens securing a late win in the fixture against Tottenham.
Many players were furious with the controversial decision and the coach of Man City, Pep Guardiola was not left out as well as the manager voiced his distaste for the decision made by the referee in the game at his post-match press conference.
Guardiola said, "Next question. I will not do a Mikel Arteta comment. It is hard when you review the image, the referee decides to blow the whistle after he has already said to play on. After the pass, the whistle, so I do not understand this action. It was a good game, that is the most important thing. It was a pity, same as the Liverpool game, I had the feeling that today that we made an incredible performance in all departments, against a really good team and manager and how they play. We created a lot of chances, we were aggressive, incredibly concentrated, and the feeling is that we still want to be there [at the top of the table]. It is a pity. Sometimes football is like life, you do not get what you deserve."
Erling Haaland reacts to the referee's last-minute decision in the premier league fixture Man City vs Newcastle
Man City forward Erling Haaland had a lot to say on the pitch regarding the referee's decision to halt City's advantage on the way to scoring a late-minute winner. Off the pitch was no different either as the forward took to his social media platform to quote a post that showed the video of the decision made by the referee. See his post below: