Man City head revealed his frustration about officials ahead of the Newcastle game.
We have seen some controversial referrals in Premier League this season but Man City boss Pep Guardiola feels his side are being dealt with more harshly by referees than other teams.
It’s strange to understand because last month we saw how Arsenal dropped two points due to poor VAR call. Meanwhile, City manager will not complain to the Premier League having been angered by the recent charges imposed on the club by the competition for alleged breaches of financial rules.
Man City head revealed his frustration about officials ahead of the Newcastle game. When asked about this in his pre-match press conference, Guardiola said: “It depends on the referee but I’m pretty sure the (time-wasting) yellow will be for Ederson.
“How many thousand million games do teams come to Etihad Stadium and waste time for the keepers?
“Twenty seconds every time – the goal kick, long ball, long ball and nothing happened. Absolutely nothing happened.
“And after we go to Arsenal away, with a team that wants to be active to play and we get a yellow card.
“That is why I’m far away (from making) comments about the referees because I don’t care one second. They can do whatever they want.”
City were charged with more than 100 breaches of Financial Fair Play regulations by the Premier League last month and Guardiola feels any contact is better left to other club officials or lawyers.
“I don’t talk with the Premier League, we are accused by them,” said Guardiola. “No (contact with) referees, no Premier League, no care.
“How many times after press conference do I complain about referees or make an appointment? I don’t even know before games who the referee is going to be and I don’t talk with them before or after.
“And now we can’t talk about the Premier League or whatever. We are busy defending with our lawyers. I don’t have time to spend time with that.”
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