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sport news Pep Guardiola hints he may REFUSE 'extra' requests from broadcasters in protest ... trends now
sport news Pep Guardiola hints he may REFUSE 'extra' requests from broadcasters in protest ... trends now

sport news Pep Guardiola hints he may REFUSE 'extra' requests from broadcasters in protest ... trends now

Pep Guardiola suggested he may refuse 'extra' requests from broadcasters after he launched into an extraordinary rant following Man City's victory at Wembley.

Bernardo Silva’s late winner against Chelsea saw the defending FA Cup champions squeeze into next month’s final where they will face either rivals Manchester United or Coventry City.

But Guardiola was incensed afterwards, taking aim at broadcasters and the authorities by claiming they are damaging the health of players and that he is powerless to force change.

Guardiola was fuming at the 66-hour gap between Wednesday’s Champions League exit at the hands of Real Madrid and this semi-final against Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea.

During his post-match press conference, he asserted that he may not partake in activities with broadcasters, given their congested schedule. 

Pep Guardiola produced a furious rant over the fixture scheduling for the FA Cup semi-finals

Pep Guardiola produced a furious rant over the fixture scheduling for the FA Cup semi-finals

The City boss it's 'not normal' and 'unacceptable' for his side to have played on the Saturday

The City boss it's 'not normal' and 'unacceptable' for his side to have played on the Saturday

Despite Guardiola's concerns, Bernardo Silva helped book City's place in the FA Cup final

Despite Guardiola's concerns, Bernardo Silva helped book City's place in the FA Cup final

He said: 'For broadcasters [shrugs]. Don't ask me to do extra things after because we're not going to do it.' 

Immediately after the match, Guardiola gave a passionate rant during BBC coverage where he labelled the fixture scheduling as 'unacceptable'. 

‘It’s unacceptable,’ the City boss said. ‘Because I’ve won I have the courage to tell you. For the health of the players, it’s not normal. I don’t understand how we survived today. 

‘Why play today and not tomorrow, when Coventry, Chelsea, and United didn’t play in the midweek?

‘Why not have one more day for the health of the players? Tell me how you prepare this final against Chelsea in the best moment of the season. How? It’s impossible. There’s no chance.’

Guardiola sarcastically added: ‘Honestly, I know in

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