Why Pep Guardiola was to blame for Man City’s shock Lyon defeat

first_imgPep Guardiola is solely to blame for Manchester City’s shock loss to Lyon in the Champions League on Wednesday night, talkSPORT have been told.The Premier League champions conceded two sloppy goals as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat in their opening Euro group game at the Etihad Stadium. The former Barcelona boss looked confused all evening Guardiola looks on from a box at the Etihad silverware 3 While much has been made of the lacklustre performances by the players and the lack of spectators in the stadium, talkSPORT’s Adrian Clarke claims former Barcelona boss Guardiola is to blame.The Spaniard received a UEFA touchline ban for comments made about officials in the quarter-final defeat against Liverpool last season, and former Arsenal man Clarke feels the Citizens duly suffered.“If anyone is to blame for this defeat, it’s Pep Guardiola and I’ll tell you why,” he said on talkSPORT 2.“He shouldn’t have lost his rag last season against Liverpool with the officials! If he had kept his composure then, he’d have been in the dressing room then and he might have been able to use his undoubted charisma, the qualities he brings. latest SORRY “Instead he’s stuck up in the stands unable to effect things, so he’s more culpable than the supporters who didn’t turn up.“And obviously the players – the decision making for the goals was really bad.“The second one is a goal that typifies the entire season so far, not just for City, but for England, for Arsenal, all of these clubs that want to play out from the back. gameday cracker scrap England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 3 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions “Laporte gives the ultimate hospital pass for me into Fernandinho – he had three players descending on him!“He does not want it, but he gives it to him, the ball is turned over and seconds later Lyon score. You’ve got to be smarter than that if you’re Manchester City. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT revealed The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 BEST OF It had a clear effect on the players, who looked poor on the night Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Most Popular Football News Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion 3last_img read more