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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said that he is sorry to hear about the sacking of his friend Julen Lopetegui. Lopetegui and Guardiola both played at Barcelona during the mid 90s. Both players represented Spain at the 1994 World Cup.
Real Madrid sacked Lopetegui following their 5-1 defeat to Barcelona at Camp Nou on Saturday.
When asked about Lopetegui’s sacking, Guardiola replied, “I would like to call him in the next days. I’m so disappointed, but I know what football is. I’m sorry for Julen because he’s a friend of mine, he’s an exceptional person. We played together at Barcelona, and have an amazing relationship. But, it is what it is football. Nobody can escape that. When you have bad results you will not continue in places like Barcelona, Madrid. You win matches in a row, or you won’t have the chance to continue.
In football and life you will have another chance. And Julen will find another chance, another place and he will show again his value, like he did in Porto and the Spanish national team. I wish him all the best of course.”
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