Pep Guardiola has once again aimed another subtle dig the way of Manchester City’s home supporters.
The Blues ran out 3-1 winners at Goodison Park last night thanks to goals from Phil Foden, Julian Alvarez, and Bernardo Silva, despite Jack Harrison’s early opener on Merseyside.
Guardiola could be seen celebrating the victory following the full-time whistle but it is his post-match comments that have made quite the stir.
“The away supporters are good. Our away support is honestly… sometimes more than at the Etihad,” Pep told Amazon Prime Sport.
In a continuation of his previous comments, it seems the former Barcelona boss continues to be annoyed by City’s home support.
Often criticized for their silence for long periods within games, this isn’t the first time Pep has questioned sections of the Etihad crowd.
Following a 4-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur back in January, the 52-year-old again was quick to call for more when asked about his supporters.
“Our fans were silent for 45 minutes. I want my fans back,” Guardiola fumed. “I want my fans that are here – not my away fans, they are the best – but my fans here to support every corner and every action.”
City had been booed off at half-time during that particular fixture while trailing 2-0. “Maybe it’s like our team,” Guardiola questioned. “Maybe they are so comfortable winning four Premier Leagues in five years.”
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City still trail Premier League leaders Liverpool by five points, but do have a game in hand over the Reds.
Superstar duo Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne have both been tipped to make their returns in the New Year and will provide a solid boost for the reigning champions.
Still involved in both the Champions League and the FA Cup too, another potential treble is still on the cards for City this season.
No team has ever achieved back-to-back trebles before while City are also bidding to become the first-ever top-flight club in English football to win four league titles in succession.