“I heard about this a few hours before the announcement was sent out, probably similar to my colleagues in the other teams. They told me there was an announcement on the way. The announcement is still there, but no one has yet spoken clearly and said more about what is to happen. We are still in that position, “Guardiola told a news conference today.
Asked if it would not be uncomfortable to answer questions about plans he did not know about, the Spaniard replied:
“It is an honor. I’m a good advocate! We discuss things six times a week at press conferences. We’re talking about the virus, the healthcare system and covid. Just ask me everything, I say what I think, but to be honest I am not the right person to answer these questions. We have a president who can talk more clearly about what the future holds and where football wants to go. This is uncomfortable for us because we do not know everything.
I can tell you how I feel about this from what I know today, but I would very much like the president of the organization to explain to the world what this is all about.
I support my club, I know the people here and I’m part of the club, and I have my opinions. I would be willing to say everything when I know everything. “This is therefore very uncomfortable for all of us six football managers in the teams in question,” Guardiola said at the meeting.
Asked about the intention of the Premier League that this is a closed competition where no team can win a place and no team falls, he answered:
“It can not be called a sport when there is no connection between contribution and success.
The ward is still a fetus that is not breathing. That is the fact of the matter. We will play in the Champions League next week and try to get to the finals and next winter we will play in the European Championships because we deserve it and won the right to compete with the results on the field.
The right people need to explain things. Ajax have won the European Championship four or five times but will not be in the league. This needs to be explained, “said Pep Guardiola.