Arteta explained Guardiola’s choice to skip the press conference

    Manchester City manager Peo Guardiola has refused to show up at the press conference for the Champions League encounter with Olympique Lyonnais due to UEFA’s decision to suspend him for one international match.Guardiola’s ban date back to last year’s Champions League quarter-final defeat to Liverpool, when he was sent off. Therefore, the assistant coach Mikel Arteta, who will be directing the team from the bench tonight, explained why his leading associate decided to stay out of reach.“Obviously he is very disappointed. We all know how much the Champions League means to him.“But he had a reaction to something in a big game and they made a decision and this is the situation. We respect the decision.“He wouldn’t choose the situation but I am here, I will try to do my best to reduce the impact of not having Pep,” Arteta revealed.Additionally, the former Barcelona boss, who is forced to remain on the stands, won’t be able to communicate with Arteta during the game, which will make things even more challenging for the former Arsenal player.


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