Pep Guardiola defuses Roy Hodgson's 'cold shoulder' comment

Pep Guardiola apparently gave the cold shoulder after losing to Watford manager Roy Hodgson.

The Spaniard lost 3-2 at the hands of Crystal Palace back in 2018 when Hodgson was still their manager.

Hodgson said: “Pep didn’t speak to me for a long while after Palace managed to steal a win up there and, if we get a win this time, he will probably never speak to me again!”

Man City plays Watford over the weekend at the Etihad Stadium and a win is absolutely necessary for the Cityzens.

Guardiola claims this incident never happened with Hodgson and played it off as a joke.

The City boss said: “It’s not true. When I lose I am always correct with my opponents and always I talk. We don’t invite for the traditional wine glass, but it’s not true.

“He beat me, he celebrated and I congratulated him. That’s all. Why should I not be friends for winning or losing?

“You are more happy when you win and more sad when you lose but the relation is always the same. I’m pretty sure it was a joke.”


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