By Chris Wright
Has he cracked? From the outside looking in, it seems as though Pep Guardiola may just have let Jose Mourinho’s barbs and burrs start to get under his skin – especially if his reaction at last night’s pre-‘Champions League semi-final Clasico’ presser was anything to go by.
Earlier in the day, Mourinho accused his Barca counterpart of being the founding member of a one-man group that criticises referees when they make good decisions – referring to Pedro’s disallowed goal in the Copa del Rey final being chalked off for offside.
This all came after Mourinho, upon finding out that German Wolfgang Stark was to officiate, leapt upon Pep’s assumption that the Real coach would be ‘super happy’ if UEFA appointed a Portuguese ref as originally planned.
Guardiola duly responded…
For those who aren’t fluent in the Catalan vernacular:
“Wednesday at 8.45pm we will meet each other