Press reports re-published a previous statement made by the agent of the former Ivorian player Yaya Toure in 2018, in which he confirmed that the curse of African “witches” will continue to haunt Spanish coach Pep Guardiola throughout his football career; So that he can’t win the Champions League, because of his bad treatment of African players.
Guardiola left the Champions League with his Manchester City team, Wednesday, May 4, after he lost the semi-final second leg to Real Madrid, 3-1, which made some observers remember the famous statement of Dmitri Seluk, Toure’s agent.
And the agent of the former Manchester City player said in 2018: “Pep Guardiola has turned the whole of Africa against him, I am sure that many African magicians in the future will not allow him to win the Champions League, the curse of the Africans will haunt this coach, and time will show whether you are right or not. “.
He continued, “God sees everything. What Guardiola did to Yaya made the whole continent of Africa turn against him. African magicians will curse him.”
The pioneers of the social networking site Twitter commented on this statement by invoking what they described as Guardiola’s bad treatment of former Cameroonian player Samuel Eto’o, along with a group of other African players, including Toure, who played under Guardiola’s leadership in Barcelona and Manchester City.
Spain’s Pep Guardiola is the coach most likely to be eliminated in the Champions League semi-finals
According to the statistics of the network “Opta” specialized in numbers, Guardiola was eliminated from the semi-finals of the Champions League 6 times; In my seasons (2009-10, 2011-12) with Barcelona, in seasons (2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16) with Bayern Munich, and in the 2021-22 season with Manchester City.
The Spanish coach is the most coach who has been eliminated from the semi-finals of the continental competition, along with the current Roma coach, Jose Mourinho.
Guardiola’s last title in the Champions League dates back to 2011, when he led Barcelona to a 3-1 victory over Manchester United in the final at Wembley Stadium, and since that date, he has not been able to crown the championship despite his supervision of Bayern Munich and Manchester City.
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