Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola launched a furious rant towards his own players and supporters in a spiky post-match interview following Thursday evening’s 4-2 victory over Tottenham.
City secured what was a crucial three points at the Etihad Stadium as they put on a second-half show after initially fallen 2-0 behind.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the full-time whistle, the former Barcelona manager said: “We play short and we play because our manager told us how to play like this and have to do this, but there is nothing from the stomach and the guts.
Guardiola then claimed that the lack of desire of his side was potentially his players getting far too comfortable at the top of the Premier League and in the process namechecked Arsenal as an example that should be followed.
Without winning the Premier League.
That’s how we felt when we won the first Premier League and break all the records and another one back-to-back, and two times back-to-back.
No, we’re second in the league, so we are not 20 points behind.
Guardiola’s scathing assessment continued until reporter interviewing him asked what specifically he had said to his side in the half-time break to get them back on track.