European Super League: Manchester City Pep Guardiola follows Jurgen Klopp in criticising plans

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Pep Guardiola has hit out at Manchester City’s European Super League plans and criticised the lack of information being given to managers and players.

Manchester City have signed up to the rebel Super League but Guardiola has said: “It is not sport when the relation between effort and success doesn't exist.”

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp spoke out against the Super League on Monday and, speaking on Tuesday, Guardiola said: "I support my club but I also have my own opinion. I would love to be clear and have all the information.

"It is uncomfortable. We don’t have all the information.

"The same time that I said I don’t have all the information, I have a bit. I don’t know why the teams have been selected. Sport is not a sport when the relation between the effort and success, the effort and reward doesn’t exist. It is not a sport. It is not a sport if the success is guaranteed.

Guardiola added: “A few hours before the statement was released, like the rest of my colleagues. They told me we were going to release a statement. The statement is there but nobody speaks clearly with more details of what is going to be created.

"The presidents can speak more clearly about where football is going to go. It is uncomfortable for us because we don't have all the info. I can give you my opinion, but no more.

"I would love the president of the committee to go out around the world and explain how we got this decision.

"I support my club. I am part of this club. But I also have me opinion; right now it is just a statement. That's why it is uncomfortable for the managers.

"I don't have all the info. I have some info. If you ask me why these teams have been selected to play this hypothetical competition in the future… sport, is not a sport when the relationship between effort and reward does not exist.

"It is not a sport if success is guaranteed or if it doesn’t matter when you lose. I have said many times I want a successful Premier League, not just one team at the top."

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