Guardiola with FUNNY MISHAP as he mixes up MEXICAN DERBY RIVALS
The Spanish coach claimed to have a lot of respect for Mexican football, but he did mix up two of their biggest clubs
Prior to the friendly between América and Manchester City at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, Pep Guardiola was betrayed by his memory and during the press conference and confused the Águilas with his eternal rival Chivas, assuring that the team from Coapa play only with Mexican footballers.
"I know it has a story behind it, I was in a Closing Tournament in Mexico and I discovered that America is special because they plays with only Mexicans", said the coach of the Citizens to the media present. In truth, it's Club America's traditional rivals Chivas de Guadalajara who only ever line up Mexican born players, a tradition that goes back to 1926.
However, despite the mistake, he assured that he has a lot of respect for Mexican football, where he played in 2006 for the Dorados de Sinaloa and also recognized that Club América will arrived to the match with a better rhythm for the game, having already played two games in the local tournament. and a friendly against Chelsea.
"I have a lot of admiration for Mexican footbaler. When he was here I saw the influence of some coaches who have passed, they are dynamic, they play well. In the last game against Chelsea I saw that they are much more advanced than us, there is a lot of delay, but it's fine compete against them. That nobody gets hurt and that we go forward in the preparation, is the objective that we have", he sentenced.
In addition to talking about the friendly match against Club America, he also pointed out that he has good impressions of the players who arrived as reinforcements for this season, among them Erling Haaland and Julián Álvarez.
"The first impressions of Julián, Kalvin, Erling and Stefan were very good, they seem like good people. Having good vibes in the dressing room is more important than tactics", he commented. Both players will probably see minutes on Wednesday night in the United States.
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