Pep Guardiola Reacts to Mane – Sane Brawl at Bayern Munich : Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes the recent scuffle between Sadio Mane and Leroy Sane at Bayern Munich will rather help the Bavarians ahead of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals second leg on Wednesday.
City imposed an emphatic 3-0 defeat against Bayern last week with goals from Rodi , Bernado Silva and Erling Haaland.
After the game there was a brawl involving Mane and Sane as the former allegedly punched the latter at the Etihad stadium dressing room.
“Absolutely, sometimes you need conflict to make the team more together, I am pretty sure of that. It’s not a weak point, it will be a strong point against us,” Guardiola told reporters after City’s 3-1 win over Leicester.
“I know this club perfectly, I can imagine the situation against City, we play there, the players will do their best. Bayern will do their best on Wednesday but I am pretty sure what happened here.
If it was the opposite and we had lost 3-0 and didn’t win today and there was some conflict, the team would say it is a final for us and we know exactly what we have to do and we will do it.” , he added.
According to journalist Pape Mahmoud Gueye, who is also Mane’s cousin, the German winger racially abused Mane during their altercation on the pitch.
According to Pape Mahmoud Gueye, the German footballer called Sadio Mane “black shit” during the dialectical discussion of both, being the trigger for the subsequent action, for which Mané has apologized to the locker room.
Mane reacted after the game in the dressing room, where he punched Sane in the face before apologizing to his teammates for his actions.
The former Liverpool forward was suspended by the club for Bayern Munich’s match against Hoffenheim, with the club also handing him a fine reportedly around 50 000 Euros.
Bayern Munich and Manchester City play the second leg of their semi-final tie tomorrow at the Allianz Arena at 19 : 00 GMT.
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