REVEALED: What Guardiola Really Said To Pogba At Full Time
April 08, 2018
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was seen talking to Paul Pogba after his side’s defeat in Saturday evening’s Manchester Derby – and everyone is really intrigued about what was said.
City missed the chance to celebrate the Premier League title early, and historically against their bitter rivals, as they suffered their first home defeat of the season.
What is worse is they surrendered a two-goal half time lead, thanks in no small part to Pogba. The French midfielder netted a brace to cancel out Vincent Kompany’s and Ilay Gundogan’s goals before Chris Smalling won it.
Guardiola had said in his pre-match press briefing that Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, had offered him to City in January alongside Henrikh Mkhitaryan, but claimed he politely declined.
After the game, Pogba went to the away fans and pointed to the badge. He could be heard saying “don’t believe the papers”. Then, when Guardiola walked up to him, everyone thought Raiola’s comments were on the agenda.
#PEP: (On chat with Pogba at full-time) I congratulated him about the result.— Manchester City (@ManCity) April 7, 2018
Instead, Guardiola insists he only congratulated the star of the show on his performance. But fans made their assumptions anyway.
Don't worry, we'll bring you here in the summer, keep at it son. pic.twitter.com/lOjyZDrDta— Dan Shepherd (@TheCarteI) April 7, 2018
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