Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said a misunderstanding between him and Sergio Aguero led to the pair getting involved in a heated exchange on the touchline, following the striker’s substitution.
Aguero initially thought that Guardiola had blamed him for Tottenham’s second equaliser when Lucas Moura scored from a corner. However, the City boss said that they quickly made up after the match:
“He believes that I was upset with him for the goal we conceded. But that was a corner, it was a one vs one movement. He thought I was upset with him, I am animated but I was a player, I know what it’s like. We talked after and during, I love him a lot as a player.”
Guardiola is always animated on the touchline, and he does sometimes let the emotion of the situation get the better of him whilst in the dugout.
The Spaniard is a perfectionist, and he was justifiably frustrated with how City conceded the two goals against Spurs. The team’s all-round performance, though, was excellent, and they will take a lot of heart from the display heading into upcoming matches.
City face Bournemouth next Sunday in what will be a tricky game away at the Vitality Stadium. Even so, you would expect Guardiola’s side to come out on top.