Normally ice-cool Catalan loses his cool.
Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola became involved in a heated exchange with the Guardian’s football reporter Jamie Jackson in the aftermath of his side’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United at old Trafford in the first leg of their Uefa Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday night, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
The Bundesliga champions were forced to come from behind at the Theatre of Dreams after United skipper Nemanja Viduc had headed the home side into a shock lead early in the first half of the last-eight clash, only for Germany international Bastian Schweinsteiger to pull the visitors level minutes later.
However, after the match the Bayern boss claimed that: “It’s not easy when you want to control the game and nine players in the box, eight, nine players there. So it’s not easy. But we controlled the game.”
And when the Catalan was then picked up on his perceived slight of the Premier League champions, he then became involved in a spat with Jackson.
Watch Guardiola and the Guardian’s Jackson exchange angry words here.