- Pep Guardiola has made VAR declaration about the use of VAR during matches
- Man City suffered Champions League heartbreak following the use of the controversial technology
- The Spaniard is desperate to ensure his side bounce back to winning ways
Pep Guardiola insists he dislikes talking about VAR after watching his side bundled out of Champions League tie against Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday, April 17 stressing in his view, it is 'f***** boring' to mention.
Man City’s hope of a quadruple was dashed in dramatic circumstance at the Etihad Stadium despite claiming a 4-3 win against Tottenham failed to see them progress to the semis, losing out on away goals after Spurs’ 1-0 first leg at home.
The Citizens were in joyful mood after Raheem Sterling netted I the dying moment of the game.
However, after the celebrating the goal, VAR ruled that Sergio Aguero was marginally offside during the buildup.
But the piece of technology could not spot Fernando Llorente's goal for Tottenham that appeared to brush off the forward’s arm.
Reacting during his pre-match news conference on Friday, April 9 ahead of Saturday’s rematch against Tottenham in the Premier League told the Mirror he is not keen on discussing VAR.
"We play for a lot, put a lot of effort in those situations, but we accept it," he said.
"Sometimes the referee's wrong decision goes in our favour, in this case it was against us. Accept it, it’s football, it’s life."
"VAR is f****** boring to talk about. Sometimes it helps you, sometimes not. UEFA created it to help the referees. What can I do?
The Citizens tackle Spurs for the third time in 12 days on Saturday, and Guardiola is eager to see his side return to winning ways, to revitalize their quest to defend the Premier League title
"Especially for the game tomorrow, if we think about what could happen differently, I don’t know. For one inch we are out, for one handball we are out. Or maybe not, maybe after 10 minutes Tottenham attack and score three goals in five minutes.
"Maybe [that] happens, or maybe not, I don't know. I think to focus on this one action is ridiculous, because the game was so nice, the football was so nice, so open."
A win against Spurs will see City return to the summit of the EPL log with a point ahead of Liverpool, with the Kop side not playing until Sunday, when battle relegation struggler Cardiff City at home.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Jose Mourinho says Tottenham must continue from where they left off on Wednesday night to get a positive result from their second visit in three days to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
According to Metro citing Russia Today, the Portuguese tactician believes Man City will be out for a revenge against Tottenham after crashing out of the Champions League midweek when they square up against Spurs.
The Pep Guardiola tutored-side, who were chasing a quadruple, exited Europe’s premier club competition after suffering a heartbreak with Raheem Sterling’s stoppage-time ‘winner’ ruled offside by VAR.
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