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Pep Guardiola rages at Manchester City fans

Pep Guardiola rages at Manchester City fans

Pep Guardiola has called for backing from Manchester City supporters.

The Premier League champions produced a rousing second-half comeback to beat Tottenham 4-2 on Thursday (19.01.23) and narrow Arsenal's lead at the top to five points.

City were booed off at half-time as they trailed 2-0 and Guardiola was unhappy with the supporters.

The coach said: "Our fans have to push us, demand more, have to shout, ‘Come on guys, I know how good you are, show us again.'

"We were lucky. Nine times out of 10 you don’t come back there. We are able to do it, like we came back at Aston Villa and many times, but we are not able to do it every time.

"The players train really good but there is something here in the clouds, which you cannot express in a million details and we don’t have it right now. We miss it.

"Play bad? No. We always play good. The quality we have. It’s not about that but if we want to do something we have to come back."

Guardiola also launched an attack on his players and suggested that they lacked "guts" and will struggle to catch Arsenal unless there is a change in attitude.

He told Sky Sports: "We are far away from the team that we were.

"Not in terms of play but in terms of competitiveness, what we have to do in many many things, we are far away.

"We play because, ‘Our manager told me I have to do this, I have to do this’, but there is nothing from the stomach, from the guts. We were lucky, because if we don’t change, sooner or later we’re going to drop more points."

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