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Pep Guardiola rejected criticism of Manchester City by Chinese state media after the Premier League champions were branded “greedy and arrogant.”
City were heavily criticized during their tour to Chine as Chinese media branded the Premier League champions “disrespectful” and “arrogant”.
Guardiola’s side has been accused of only going to China for the money.
It is said that the Catalan specialist and his squad failed to engage with local supporters in the same way as tournament rivals Wolves, West Ham and Newcastle.
“I don’t agree and it’s false,” said an animated Guardiola. “To make a statement like this they have to know exactly what happened here in our club.
‘I’ve been impressed with my players so far and let’s see for the rest of the tour. I completely disagree with the journalist – that’s not the reality. We were committed to the co-operation you have to do here in China. The people from the hotel, all the people asking us to do things we were ready to do that.
“Off the pitch, we are showing what an amazing club we are and how we are trying to be better every season. I’m so proud of what we’ve done – all the marketing departments, all the people who’ve organised this tour. And maybe next year or in two years we are going to come back to China when the club decides we should come.”