When asked about a return to the Champions League quarter-finals this Wednesday evening at the end of the match between Atletico and Manchester City (0-0), Pep Guardiola declined to comment on these episodes.
Journalists in the press room of Wanda Metropolitano nevertheless tried their luck on several occasions. But they hit a wall. Invited to react to the huge tension between the players who got married at the end of the match between Atlético de Madrid and Manchester City in the second leg of the quarter-finals of the Champions League this Wednesday evening (0–0, 1–0). To win the English first leg), Pep Guardiola was not very talkative.
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“I have nothing to say”, at first stunned the Spanish technician when a journalist asked him if Atletico players had exceeded the acceptable limit. Resuming on Felipe’s foul on Foden at the start of the match, Guardiola once again cut it short: “I’m not talking about the referee or the opponent.”
“everyone saw what happened”
The third journalist at the core of a question on the very strong tension in the corridor leading to the locker room was no more successful. Guardiola said, “I’m not talking about this action. Everyone saw what happened. That’s it. I have nothing to say.”
There was an atmosphere of lightning in Madrid on Wednesday evening. A normal fight broke out on the lawn for the first time in the 89th minute after a foul gesture from Felipe on Foden. Tension in the tunnel was still high after the last whistle. Vrsaljko, furious and out of control, threw his gloves at the civilians and looked ready to do battle with the Walkers. At the end of the sequence, the Colchoneros player spit in the direction of the City side. The Spanish police had to intervene to separate the two camps.
According to Stephen Guy and Emmanuel Petit, who were in Wanda Metropolitano for RMC Sport, Savic was also jolted by a member of the city staff at the entrance of the tunnel after the meeting.