Pep Guardiola apparently does not like the criticism that has been heaped upon him for his squad selection last week against Chelsea or over the weekend against Real Madrid. In his press conference before tomorrow's Champions League second leg against the Blues, he took offense to the suggestion that Christian Tello had no place on the pitch last week.
"He played a f****** good game. I mean most of the dangerous chances were created by him," Guardiola said.
Besides actually getting angry and swearing, thus endangering his title as "World's Classiest Man," Guardiola has plenty more to say, especially with regards to injuries, or non-injuries, and what that means to his squad selection. He'll have more decisions to make for the second leg, as more and more players are battling injuries and the critics are circling, ready to pound with two times the ferocity than they did after the weekend.
"Well, Leo had a gastric issue," Guardiola said. "The doctor saw him and he called us before the training session. He didn't go to it as he didn't feel well but now he is ok.
"We wanted to have the right players to face [Karim] Benzema, [Cristiano] Ronaldo, [Angel] Di Maria and that is why I decided to play with the players I have chosen so far."
In conclusion, a bunch of players could or could not play and Guardiola doesn't much like being questioned, but then again, who does? Still, it seemed like The World's Classiest Man was ignorant to criticism and just continued about his day. Apparently not. Maybe he is being exposed as human in the same week that his team may be exposed for being mortal.