Money doesn’t make people win competitions – Guardiola slams Mourinho


Pep Guardiola has slammed Jose Mourinho, the manager of Roma after the Portuguese failed to clinch Champions League participation for the Italian club next season.

Guardiola found a cause to include Mourinho while striving to protect his Champions League record.

Guardiola took Manchester City to the competition’s semi-finals this season, but they were eliminated by Real Madrid in Spain and are still licking their wounds.

City led 5-3 on aggregate coming into the 90th minute at the Bernabeu, but conspired to surrender twice in injury time and lost 6-5 to La Liga champions.

Pep Guardiola has failed in many attempts to win the Champions League for Manchester City the way he did at Barcelona. He could not also win the trophy while in Germany with Bayern Munich.

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He said it was not money that make people win the competition, let alone qualify for it.

Guardiola in his claims said if money plays a role, Mourinho would not have had a disappointing maiden domestic campaign with Roma, where he failed to qualify for Europe’s elite competition.

Mourinho and Roma sit 10 points behind fourth-place Juventus in Serie A with three games remaining.

Guardiola said during his press conference ahead of their Premier League game on Sunday, “I know that the people here are obsessed with the Champions League.

“The day we win it I’m sure they will say it was because we spent so much money, not for the work behind it

“For me, it is not a question of money and the fans do not understand it. Roma has also spent a lot of money but they are not in the Champions League.”