Pep Guardiola has accused all of Manchester City’s Premier League opponents of conspiring against them after they were charged with violating Financial Fair Play standards..
City has been accused of more than 100 violations, and Guardiola believes the rest of the Premier League has been pressing for the champions to be penalised. Asked if he felt other teams had been driving the subject, Guardiola said: “Of course – it is the Premier League. I have no idea why. You have to ask the CEOs, Daniel Levy, and these types of people.”
It is not the first time City has been probed for violating UEFA’s FFP criteria. They were previously convicted guilty and banned from European competition for two years, but this was later overturned by the European Court of Justice.
The City manager was asked about the latest claims that his club is currently facing during his pre-match press conference.
“Nine teams – Burnley, Wolves, Leicester, Newcastle, Spurs, Arsenal, (Manchester) United, Liverpool, Chelsea – (sent a letter wanting us) out of the Champions League, that they wanted that position,” he claimed.
It’s not a first-time occurrence; it’s the second. That was two or three years ago..
“You accuse us – we should be out, but between the nine teams before and the 19 teams now, between their word and the word of my people, I’m sorry, but I rely on the words of my people.”
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