Pep Guardiola reacts to possible Manchester City Champions League ban
With Manchester City facing the possibility of being banned from the Champions League for an alleged Financial Fair Play (FFP) breach, Pep Guardiola has insisted that they are confident of their innocence.
City have been referred to the club financial control body's adjudicatory committee over alleged breaches of the financial fair play (FFP) rules, and a leak to the New York Times earlier this week suggested that the investigators are pushing for the Blues to be banned from the Champions League.
Speaking in a press conference ahead of the FA Cup final against Watford, Guardiola reacted to their possible ban in the Champions League, "I trust the club and the people, I know we won the Premier League and for the last three or four days people talk about that. If UEFA decided we did something wrong they will punish it, but we are innocent until proven guilty. For a human being it’s difficult to understand, but that’s what it is.
"I spoke with the chairman and the CEO, I know exactly what happened and what we did and I trust them. UEFA are working with the lawyers from Man City, we’re happy to expose all the papers and the documents. I don’t know what happens behind the scenes. We’re innocent today."