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Pep Guardiola glows with praise for Mauricio Pochettino as Chelsea fan issued with encouraging message



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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola issued glowing praise on Mauricio Pochettino as well as a message of encouragement to Chelsea supporters.

The two managerial icons have had some truly epic meetings over the course of their respective careers, with this season’s contests bringing two draws and a win for Pep Guardiola and his Manchester City side.

The latest clash between the two clubs came under the famous Wembley Stadium arch, with a late goal from Bernardo Silva securing the win for the reigning holders of the FA Cup as well as their place in the upcoming cup final.

Manchester City will go on to face Manchester United in the final of this season’s competition. However, before then, Pep Guardiola was keen to issue some high praise for his managerial opponent at the semi-final stage.

Speaking prior Manchester City’s meeting with Chelsea in the Emirates FA Cup at Wembley Stadium, Pep Guardiola stated on his managerial counterpart, “It will be great to see Mauricio Pochettino again.

“I love playing against him – always you learn something after a game against one of his teams. There are so many top managers in England and Mauricio is definitely one of them. Chelsea will become a far better team with him as manager, I have no doubts about that.”

Guardiola continued, “In my time here in England, Chelsea have always been a difficult team to play against. We have had some amazing matches against them. Both teams always look to go forward and win the game…”

Manchester City and Chelsea played out a hugely entertaining draw in their first meeting of the ongoing season, with a dramatic 4-4 draw at Stamford Bridge and a goal for Cole Palmer keeping the two sides together.

A 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium would then follow, with a late strike from defensive midfield behemoth Rodrigo ensuring that Manchester City would not be dropping all three points in their ongoing pursuit of a fourth successive Premier League crown.