Guardiola says the Europa League project is “not a sport”

London, UK. He was a team coach City of ManchesterAnd the Josep GuardiolaTuesday criticized the draft Super Lega He nearly shut down a European who had announced twelve great clubs, including his own, and estimated that a competition in which he was guaranteed participation regardless of merit “is not a sport”.

“Sport is not a sport when there is no relationship between effort and reward. It is not a sport if success is guaranteed or if loss is not important,” said the Catalan of a competition in which 15 places out of 20 are reserved. Every year for founding teams.

It would be one of those fixed places for himself City of Manchester. The other founders are five other English clubs (Manchester United, ChelseaArsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool (three Spaniards)Real MadridBarcelona and Atletico Madrid) and three Italians (Juventus, Inter Milan and Milan).

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Three other teams will be guaranteed to be determined annually, while the remaining five positions will be diversified and five teams will be awarded for their benefits in the previous season, according to the plans announced by the committee. European Premier League.


Guardiola insisted that he himself had little information and that he hoped promoters would “clarify” his project.

It is necessary to explain why these teams are at home and others, like Ajax, who won four or five European cups“They are not,” he explained.

“At the moment all we have is a statement. That is why he is so sensitive to coaches,” he said.

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He estimated that “they have to clarify what the next stages will be and then people can decide what to do.”

Thus Guardiola follows the line of his Liverpool counterpart, yourgen club , Who broke distances on Monday regarding the project.

“I heard a conversation for the first time yesterday (Sunday). We had some information, but not much more, frankly, than you can read in the newspapers,” he said. Klopp Monday to Sky Sports TV.

“People are not happy and I can understand that, but I don’t have much to say, because we were not consulted during the operation, neither the players nor me,” he added.

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