Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola did not want to apologize or clarify what he said about the fans at the stadium. Previously, Guardiola asked the Citizens fans to come to the stadium and support the team.
Guardiola said after the match between Man City and RB Leipzig in the Champions League (City won 6-3). He hopes the fans come to the stadium and give support.
“I want more people to come to the next game on Saturday,” Guardiola told BT Sport
“We’re going to need the guys next Saturday, please, because we’re going to be tired. I invite all of our people to come over next Saturday, three o’clock in the afternoon, and watch the game.”
His comments drew criticism from fans, but Guardiola ignored him and felt no need to apologize for his remarks.
“Did I say after the game against Leipzig that I was disappointed that the stadium wasn’t full? Interpretation is interpretation,” said Guardiola, quoted by Standard Sport.
“I’m not going to apologize for what I said. What I’m saying is we would love to, and we need support.”
“It doesn’t matter how many people come, but I invite them to come and enjoy the game because we need support.”
“I am fully grateful for the support we had against Leipzig. I never have the words to ask why people don’t come. If you can’t come then don’t come.”
Man City will play the Premier League match in week five against Southampton at the Etihad Stadium, Saturday (18/09) at 21.00 WIB.