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Pep Guardiola breaks silence after Mauricio Pochettino ignored handshake at the end of Chelsea vs Man City

Pep Guardiola has responded after Mauricio Pochettino failed to shake his hand on the back of Chelsea’s thrilling match against Manchester City.

On Sunday afternoon, Chelsea and City played out a Premier League classic as a late penalty from Cole Palmer rescued a dramatic 4-4 draw for the hosts.

As the final whistle sounded, Pochettino marched towards the referee Anthony Taylor, failing to shake Guardiola’s hand as a result.

The Chelsea boss was left unhappy after referee Taylor blew the final whistle when Chelsea looked like they were on the counter-attack.

During his press conference, Guardiola responded, he said: “No problem. It’s not a problem. I don’t want to say one word. It’s completely fine. The emotions happen to me sometimes. It’s fine.”

Explaining his actions, Pochettino told reporters: “I need to apologise to Anthony, the referees and the fourth official. In this moment, I feel that maybe Raheem can go through and go to score the fifth and in this moment when the game finishes I turn and say: ‘What the ….?’ You know, what’s going on? I said: ‘Why stop in this moment, the action.’

“Then I turned and said “I deserve, I deserve to be booked.’ Because I crossed the limit, so I want to apologise because it’s not a good image for me and for football, this type of behaviour. I also want to apologise to Pep also because I did not see him in this moment.”

Image Credit: Getty
Image Credit: Getty

City boss Guardiola also described the match as ‘not normal’.

The Spaniard said: “It’s not normal 4-4. Usually we control more but I can’t remember a game when we come here and had the chances that we had. Even the games we won 0-1 and even last year’s game was much worse than we played today by a million times.

“Do you know what Chelsea have done [to build this team]? In the past it was City, City, City who have done that. Look at what Chelsea have done to create that fantastic team? So it’s normal. It was a fair result. It is what it is. Did you have fun?”

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