Pep Guardiola sends stunning message to Southampton after defeat against Man United

Pep Guardiola sends stunning message to Southampton after defeat against Man United

- Pep Guardiola has confirmed his wards readiness to face Southampton

- The Man City boss explained that his players will not underrate their opponents

- Manchester City are still topping the Premier League table

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Pep Guardiola who is the gaffer of Premier League side Manchester City has fumed at question jokingly directed at him about his side's next opponents Southampton in the topflight.

Manchester City fans are still battling to cope with their defeat against Manchester United at the Etihad as the Red Devils ended their perfect unbeaten run so far this season.

Southampton on the other hand were impressive in their last game beating Sheffield United which is expected to boost their morale ahead of the clash with the Citizens.

That was their first Premier League win in 10 games having gone two months without success in what was an heartbreaking record.

According to the report on Mirror UK, Pep Guardiola was asked probably his wards would be able to score plenty goals against Southampton which he fumed at.

"I'm a big fan of the style and the way Ralph Hasenhuttl and his team are playing. I don't see the table I see the quality they have and what they do, so another test.
"No, 18, we will score 18, 18-0. This will be the result.
"What a question! Listen United score nine when they play 88 minutes 10 against 11. Do you think this is a joke?''

Despite their defeat against Manchester United in their last game, Manchester City are still topping the Premier League table.

Pep Guardiola.
Man City coach Pep Guardiola in action for the Premier League side. Photo by Laurence Griffiths
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Earlier, had reported how Spanish League defending champions Real Madrid are eyeing a move for Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez this summer.

Los Blancos signed Chelsea hero Eden Hazard in a deal valued at around €115 million in August 2019 but the Belgian has failed to live up to his billing.

The 30-year-old has spent more time on the sidelines than on the pitch since his mega move from Chelsea almost two years ago due to a series of injuries and lack of required fitness to do the job.

Coach Zinedine Zidane is now hoping to bring the highly-rated Algerian star to Santiago Bernabeu with the hope he will put an end to their search for Ronaldo's replacement.

The 36-year-old ended his nine-reign with the Galacticos and joined Juventus in 2018 after failing to reach a new deal with the club, and since then, they have not found a player like him.

Ibitoye Shittu is an award winning Sports Journalist with more than 10 years experience in News-writing, reporting and Public Relation. He is an HND and B.SC holder of Mass Communication and can be reached on Twitter @Ibishittu

Source: Sports Brief News