- Title: Guardiola - Bernardo 'exceptional person' after tweet row
- Date: 27th September 2019
- Summary: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK (SEPTEMBER 27, 2019) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) MANCHESTER CITY MANAGER PEP GUARDIOLA SAYING: "Sometimes how to be perfect is about how you solve the problems. There is not (the perfect game) always there are mistakes. I am not looking for it and I am not sat here saying am going to play the perfect game. What is that? Nothing! Zero! Don't care! We just try to play good and play good games and of course the way we play is what most satisfies me, especially this year so that is what it is." KHARKIV, UKRAINE (RECENT - SEPTEMBER 17, 2019) (REUTERS) MANCHESTER CITY PLAYERS STRETCHING
- Embargoed: 11th October 2019 16:12
- Keywords: Bernardo Silva Pep Guardiola Mendy Manchester City Premier League football soccer
- Location: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK / KHARKIV, UKRAINE / SHANGHAI, CHINA
- City: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK / KHARKIV, UKRAINE / SHANGHAI, CHINA
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA005AYFMOFZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has once again launched a staunch defence of Bernardo Silva after the midfielder came under fire for a controversial tweet.
Silva, the Portugal midfielder, has faced backlash this week after he sent a tweet which compared a picture of teammate Benjamin Mendy as a child, to the cartoon logo of Spanish confectionery company Conguitos.
Guardiola, speaking ahead of his side's Premier League match against Everton on Saturday (September 28) said that his player is an 'exceptional person' who did not mean to cause any offence by sending the tweet which he subsequently deleted shortly afterwards.
Manchester City travel to Goodison Park on the back of a stunning 8-0 win over Watford in their last league match, as they look to cut the gap to Liverpool at the top of the league, who currently lead them by 5 points.
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