‘Riyad is an adult’, ‘does not deserve this’ – Man City fans react to Pep Guardiola’s furious lecture at Mahrez

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Pep Guardiola was seen berating wingers Riyad Mahrez and Jack Grealish during Manchester City’s 6-3 win over RB Leipzig on Wednesday

Despite his side netting six goals, City were as open in defence as they were clinical in attack, leaving Guardiola cutting a frustrated figure in the technical area.

The game was an open affair and French midfielder Christopher Nkunku enhanced his reputation with a well-taken hat-trick in a losing cause.

Algeria captain Mahrez felt Guardiola’s wrath on the 63rd minute when he called him over to the touchline and directed a furious lecture in his direction for the world to see.

Guardiola gesticulated and shouted at the forwards in a way reminiscent of his famous on-field ‘talk’ with Joshua Kimmich during his time at Bayern Munich.

When asked why he was unhappy towards his two players, Guardiola said: “We spoke in half-time about the way we had to do it and they didn’t do it. But it happens.

“They [Leipzig] are so good, they make four players in the build-up to attract you, and after they find you behind the holding midfielders, where there are a lot of players, when the ball goes outside put it inside.

“And after they are so fast to attack in behind. So, it’s not absolutely easy to control it.”

Man City fans took to social media to express their feelings at the events.

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