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Pep Reject Hits Back At Man City Boss

Pep Guardiola Reject Hits Back At Manchester City Boss

By David Kappel - Oct 05, 2017 11:58 AM @kappilinho

With Pep Guardiola having clashed with several players throughout his managerial career, one of his rejects has now hit back at the Manchester City boss.

Read: Pep Approves Of Bayern's New Boss

The Spaniard joined City ahead of the 2016/17 campaign and dropped first choice goalkeeper Joe Hart after bringing in Claudio Bravo from FC Barcelona to replace the Englishman.

Hart, who is now on loan at West Ham United and part of the latest England squad, has insisted Guardiola did not give him a fair chance, but added that he has moved on from his disappointment.

"When I was 22, when Hughes did it, it made me a lot angrier than it did this time. I didn't know how to deal with or how to cope with it," he told The Offside Rule.

"So when this happened I was all up for a fight, and a fair fight is good for me and if I lose I will shake hands with my opposition, but I realised this wasn't going to be my opportunity for a fair fight so I looked elsewhere.

"There was no point getting upset or irate because there was only ever going to be one winner and that was going to be the guy who Manchester City had put in charge (Guardiola).

"He has a lot of power and City fought like hell to get him as their manager, and he had decisions to make and he made that with me.

"That's life and that's football. We all want a fair chance at everything but that's not how it works. I'm not going to second-guess why he wanted to get rid of me.

"The only thing that came of it is that I had to leave. Why he did it or what his intentions were I don't really care because it makes no difference to my life."

Hart, who joined Torino on loan last season, making 37 appearances but keeping only five clean sheets, also explained why he jumped at the opportunity to move to Italy.

"It would be a lie to say I didn't want to spend the rest of my career at City, but it was too good an opportunity to turn down," he added.

"Third or fourth choice at City or to go and play in Serie A, so I took it."

Read: Pep Talks About Mourinho's Man Utd

Guardiola, meanwhile, bought Ederson at the beginning of the current campaign after Bravo failed to impress during his first season in England.

Do you think Guardiola failed to give Hart a fair chance? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Lwazi45 Joined: 11 Nov 2014
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Lwazi45 Oct 07, 2017 04:04 AM
@wagono for a new Country fifa allow players tt play for the new country even of they did with other nations ... it happened with Kosovo last year
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wagono Joined: 31 Dec 2012
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wagono Oct 07, 2017 12:07 AM
My take on this is that all the players on your lineup Mr. Cowditor, won't be eligible to represent Catalonia since they've already represented other countries at senior level. I stand to be corrected if I'm wrong
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jinks Joined: 22 Jul 2017
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jinks Oct 06, 2017 01:01 AM
37 appearances and only 5 clean sheets yoh this goalkeeper also.
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cija aka return Joined: 17 Jul 2017
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cija aka return Oct 05, 2017 05:07 PM
Eish dts soca politics
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connaissance09 Joined: 21 Feb 2013
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connaissance09 Oct 05, 2017 04:24 PM
@Wpaulk England don't have much choice, the guy is bad. check the stats, he was one of the worst goal keeper in Italy last season. and you cant say otherwise this season with westham
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paulkgasane@gmail.com Oct 05, 2017 03:43 PM
I beg to differ with the majority of you guys who thinks Hart is a bad Goally. Joe Hart is very good, its just that lately his been underperforming and just needs full confidence to get right where he was before. its not surprising that he is still being called up for an England job. form is temporary while Class is permanent he will bounce back.
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tdsithole1@gmail.com Oct 05, 2017 03:23 PM
Westham is conceding left n right Shut up Mr Open net Hart
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Myaka weliPhefeni Oct 05, 2017 02:38 PM
Yes he didnt gv him that chance bt maybe when he was pep first day at city he watch the team videos and see Hart is not good for his team and is what i hate abt futball when u think u a in good place once hv change in technical team already that cld affect the all team,Hart mst pray to forgive and accept every thing u cum across in futball
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wongama Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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wongama Oct 05, 2017 01:55 PM
After all Pep was right. You have been exposed since you left Man city. Leaking goals
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morakamat Oct 05, 2017 01:45 PM
Bravo is just a pure cow
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Zimele Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Zimele Oct 05, 2017 12:59 PM
Yhoo this goalkipper cost man city many games he also cost england national team many games mbobo vuleka lo
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Da Vinci11 Oct 05, 2017 12:29 PM
The best thing to know is the manager has his own philosophy,unfortunate part is ,you did not fit in to it..or you were not good enough to play for his team..looking in to what he has brought,they are far better than you...looking in to what you did in England national team..nothing,maybe you are also one of the reasons why England failed in the national team ...the best thing ha to accept the situation and move on..an be happy for what you have which is also that,you still have a job..still getting salary at the end of every week..you need to be grateful for that,and stop being crying baby...

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