Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has insisted that his side won’t “do a Spurs” when side travel to Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup tonight.
Spurs were shocked by League One bottom side Rochdale on Sunday, with Keith Hill’s side pulling off a remarkable 2-2 draw at the Spotland Stadium to earn a well-deserved replay at Wembley.
All eyes are now on Manchester City, but Guardiola says his side won’t repeat the same mistakes as Tottenham.
“What a difference a day (or three) makes,” began Pep when asked about Spurs slip-up, “One minute you can find yourself drawing to one of Europe’s giants, Juventus, in the Champions League, and the next your catching four hour bus back to London after having been taught a lesson in football at rainy Rochdale.
“We too had a good result in Europe [like Spurs], but unlike them we won’t be letting it go to our head.”
It was a difficult night for Spurs at the League One strugglers, who were fortunate not to have won the game had it not been for a controversial late penalty decision after Dele Alli clumsily fell in the Dale area and Harry Kane subsequently converted the spot-kick.
Alli received heavy backlash following his alleged dive, and Guardiola says his players won’t need to resort to such trickery tonight at the DW Stadium.
“Did you see the way he went down?!” said Guardiola, “Perhaps he saw his girlfriend in the crowd and decided to duck and hide. Filthy animal.
“I can assure you there will be no foul play from us at Wigan. Gabby [Jesus] is injured.”
Please note: This is (clearly) a satirical story.