Pep Guardiola has publicly cleared three Manchester City players of wrongdoing following their appearance on Sunday night out.
Jack Grealish, Kyle Walker, and Riyad Mahrez were sighted in Manchester’s city centre outside a Bavarian beer cellar. Ally Marland, the club’s kitman, was also present.
Grealish was seen in a video uploaded to TikTok, appearing to be under the influence of alcohol.
According to the caption on the video, Grealish was “too inebriated to enter.”
This, however, was not true, according to Guardiola, who denied that his players were inebriated.
“I’m very disappointed they didn’t invite me,” Guardiola said as he addressed the media ahead of Wednesday’s Premier League match against Brentford.
Hopefully, the next time, they’ll be able to invite me.”The video did not accurately depict what occurred. They eat together, sober, and socialize with their friends and backroom staff.
“The players are aware of the dangers associated with social media, but all of them – Riyad, Kyle, Ally, and Jack – were flawless.”
“However, they will be penalized for failing to invite me!”
Pep Guardiola was then asked if he believes his players are treated unfairly. “In this case, yes,” he replied.
City host Brentford on Wednesday night, with the champions leading Liverpool by nine points with a game in hand. Next Tuesday, City travel to Sporting CP for the opening leg of the Champions League last-16, and the team is also in contention for the FA Cup, having been drawn against Peterborough in the fifth round.
“It’s going to be a lengthy road to the big rewards,” Guardiola remarked. “We had an amazing January in terms of games, rest, games, rest, and one week off; yet the players recovered incredibly well and performed really well against Fulham [a 4-1 victory on Saturday] — they returned with our ideals.