Champions League: Guardiola speaks on being called ‘Fraudiola’

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has praised his players for helping him to lose the “Fraudiola” tag, that was aimed at him during his first season in England.

Guardiola failed to win a trophy in his first campaign at the Etihad and his tactics were questioned.

He has since won back-to-back Premier League titles with City and steered the club to an unprecedented domestic Treble last season.

“They gave me all the prestige I have in England, when the first season when it was Fraud Guardiola, Fraudiola.

“This kind of game here in England – it’s not possible to play because you need to have tackles and you have to play like that – these players gave me the prestige that I have.

“And now all around the world people say how good a manager I am – it’s for them, not for me,” he said at a news conference on Monday.

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