Pep Guardiola won’t talk about the altercation that occurred between Kyle Walker and Neal Maupay during Man City’s victory.
Pep Guardiola declined to talk about the heated altercation that broke out between Kyle Walker and Neal Maupay of Brentford following Monday night’s 3-1 victory over Manchester City in west London.
The England defender needed his manager to calm him down after he lost his cool after something Maupay said to him in the last moments.
Throughout the game, home fans had been making fun of City captain Walker’s personal life.
After the final whistle, Guardiola spoke with French striker Maupay for a considerable amount of time. However, when questioned about the event later, Guardiola merely replied, “Next question!”
Following the triumph, which, along with Arsenal’s victory over Liverpool on Sunday, put City two points behind the Reds with a game remaining, Guardiola was more upbeat when discussing hat-trick hero Phil Foden.
Only Brentford defeated City both at home and away in the previous campaign, and they appeared to be going for the “three-peat” after Maupay gave them the lead.
However, Foden eventually overcame a motivated Bees goalie in Mark Flekken to bring City even prior to halftime.
After Kevin De Bruyne’s cross put them ahead early in the second half, the England midfielder finished off a stunning treble to give the visitors entire control over their title fate.
Guardiola remarked, “I indicated weeks ago that Phil is having the biggest impact on the team. “He has a great understanding of the game and knows how to play both simply and aggressively.
“He always enjoys scoring goals and poses a threat when he’s on the 18-yard line. He is a really talented player. Quite young, with almost 250 games played for City already. That indicates the impact ever since he got here.
“He enjoys playing football, and even as a young child, he still has this sense of amateur culture when he sees players on the street. He enjoys playing a lot, and he has been really valuable to us this season.
Regarding his gait in cramped areas. I’ve watched a lot of incredibly talented players, but Phil has a lot of impact and can score when he gets the ball.
“It’s hard to find this combination to move in the pockets, after being like a knife and being so aggressive and score goals,” the player said of his ability to shoot or assist.
With a goal right out of the Brentford playbook, the Bees took the lead in the twenty-first minute.
In reality, Flekken took credit for the assist when he punted the ball towards Ivan Toney, who backed into Nathan Ake to clear the defender’s path and allow the ball to bounce beyond.
With Ederson out of the way, Maupay was able to sprint effortlessly and score his fifth goal of the season.
Boss Thomas Frank stated, “We know we have a strength there with Ivan.” “We don’t always do it, but it might be useful when facing a pressing team. Neal, Ivan, and Mark deserve praise for solving the problem on their own.
“I have to admit, the team we were playing was not too bad! We had a good performance. We excel at many things.