Guardiola hails ‘best ever’ Etihad atmosphere

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has even more reasons to smile after last night’s 5-0 demolition of Burnley.

The Spaniard told reporters that the atmosphere for the game, which was played behind closed doors, was the best he had ever experienced at The Etihad Stadium.

“It was incredible,” said Guardiola. “I have never heard the ground so alive. My ears burst with joy.”

   Guardiola said that the raucous atmosphere was an answer for critics who referred to the Blue’s stadium as ‘The Emptyhad’ due to general fan disengagement.

   “These people, with their childish name calling. They are probably Liverpool or United fans. I would not stoop to their level by calling them Blandfield or Old Toilet. We are too classy for that.

 Just because we are a club with great financial resources, critics say we have no soul. To them I say, listen to this game and you hear the true soul of Manchester City.”

Guardiola stated that he spent lockdown browsing for turtleneck sweaters online and reading the works of great football philosophers such as Johan Cruyff, Albert Camus and Harry Redknapp.

The City boss is believed to have consulted Redknapp regarding plans to sign Niko Kranjcar and Peter Crouch on an emergency loan to cover the injury to key striker Sergio Aguero.

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