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Why the stern Guardiola shouted at superstar Foden?

'This is the standard of the best teams in the world.'

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola shouted at a player during a game. It was a rebuke to Phil Foden, 24, one of the world's most expensive specialist midfielders, earning a whopping Β£225,000 a week, and a key star for City. Foden's failure to keep the ball near the touchline and his poor passing was the cause of the goal.

It wasn't a fatal mistake that led to a goal, but Guardiola didn't forgive it, as it was unacceptable by his strict and high standards. It was a moment that speaks volumes about Guardiola and his attitude towards the game.

British media outlet TBR Football broke the story of the incident on July 21, saying, "Guardiola was caught on camera shouting at his Β£225,000-a-week star player during the FA Cup match against Chelsea.

On that day, City advanced to the final of the 2023-2024 English Football Association (FA) Cup semifinals with a 1-0 victory over Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in London, England. Bernardo Silva's 39th-minute winner in a tightly contested match was the difference in the game, and the victory sends City on their way to their eighth FA Cup title. They will face the winner of the Coventry City (League Two) - Manchester United match. If United reaches the final, it will be the second consecutive year that the FA Cup will feature a "Manchester Derby" after last year's tie. Last year, City won 2-1.

City struggled quite a bit against Chelsea in the semifinals. City had a 6-4 advantage in possession, but Chelsea had 5-3 more shots on goal. This means that the best goal scoring chances were more in Chelsea's favor. μ•ˆμ „λ†€μ΄ν„° μΆ”μ²œ But in the final minute of the game, Silva scored the winner. Kevin De Bruyne's cut-back from the left side of the penalty area was blocked by Chelsea goalkeeper Giorgi Petrovic, and the ball found its way to Silva, who rattled the net with a left-footed shot.

A few minutes after the goal, Guardiola suddenly raised his voice, pointing to Pardew on the ground. He wanted them to play better. It was a great moment for Guardiola's team because they had taken the lead, but the game was still very close.

"Guardiola is shouting at Foden to keep the ball," explained BBC pundit Jermaine Jenas.

TBR Football commented on the footage, saying, "Playing for one of the best teams in the world requires the highest standards of play," and "For Foden, one of the best in the EPL, to be criticized like this for a small mistake shows how high Guardiola's standards are. In the end, City were able to defend Silva's goal and hold on for the win.

It was a testament to Guardiola's unforgiving approach to the final minutes of the game.

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