Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has hit back at the comments made by La Liga chief Javier Tebas following City’s overturned European ban. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) confirmed on Monday that the English club had been cleared of all accusations by the UEFA and will be allowed to enter the Champions League next season.
After hearing the verdict of CAS, Tebas reacted angrily: “We have to reassess whether the CAS is the appropriate body to which to appeal institutional decisions in football. Switzerland is a country with a great history of arbitration, the CAS is not up to standard.” And this is not the first time Tebas has hit out at City. In February he called City’s owners the ‘doping’ of football, relating them to doping scandals in the cycling world and stating that club’s like Man City make football unfair.
On Tuesday Guardiola has responded to the comments made by Tebas. “Señor Tebas must be so jealous of the Premier League”, Guardiola said. “He’s an incredible legal expert. Next time I’ll ask him which judges we have to go to. He has to focus on La Liga. He is one of these people: when the sentence goes for him, it’s perfect, it happened many times in Spain. When the decision goes against him there are problems. Señor Tebas we will be in the Champions League next season.”