(The Guardian)Pep Guardiola speaks Guardiola says he doesn’t know what the super league is going to create and only found out about it just before the announcement. He goes on to say that managers speak about a lot of things but they’re not the right people to ask about the ESL because they don’t have all the information; when he does, he’ll give his opinion. He says he loves and supports his club and he’d love the president of the committee to go around the world explaining the reasons for what’s happening. As yet, he’s not been asked how he feels about what we know right now.More Guardiola, and now he's getting into it! He wants the best, strongest competition possible, but that it’s not sport when success is guaranteed – “Sport is not a sport when the relation between the effort and reward don’t exist. It’s not a sport when it doesn’t matter if you lose. It’s not fair if teams fight at the top and cannot qualify”.”
He also says we need to be told why, for example, Ajax Amsterdam and their four European Cups aren’t involved – “explain this” – and that to arrive at this point tells us that Uefa have failed. He’s not spoken to his players about it yet because they’ve got a game coming up, then says all clubs and bodies are looking after themselves, noting that Lewandowski missed Bayern’s tie against Paris because he got injured on international duty.