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PlanetEarth_666

everyone hide, pep is in destruction mode.


lrzbca

“destroyed them”, he didn’t hold back. Nailed them so hard!


Phoenix-025

Messi scored a header with fucking Vidic and Ferdinand in MU defence


kingkong1995

Fucking give me PTSD


PensiveinNJ

Messi smol but Messi got serious hops.


Uniqueusernamehurray

And he held back. Because Barça destroyed United twice, in 09 and 11. "Lack of personality", says the French pundit/buffoon. You can tell Evra didn't manage his finances very well, otherwise he wouldn't be talking crap on TV.


Finch2090

Hide in the champions league trophy, we’ll be safe there


Bindlestiff34

Ok, that’s a good one. Hurts my feelings, but it’s funny.


RibboDotCom

Football flair


Acquits

Evra is the first player to lose 4 CL finals.


CrossXFir3

Played in 5 more than most players though


Rickcampbell98

The brother is lucky John Terry slipped or it would have been 5 for 5 lol.


miMinaminoManeMinoMo

If that happened man woulda ended his career 0-1 in world cup finals, 0-1 in euro finals, and 0-5 in cl finals. Yikes


kkkccc1

Didn't evra play a big part with the France national team falling apart in 2010? I may be remembering wrong


strokesfan91

Evra was not in the 2006 France team


GrizzyLizz

Thats 3 CL finals more than City have reached


kindnesd99

Pep overthinking insults to get you out of hiding


NobodyRules

He's won it two times lmao


Prophet_Of_Helix

Yeah like I get slamming City or I guess Peps run with City, but it’s not like Pep has been chasing the CL his entire career…


Shevplanko

He has been for over a decade


Manifesto8

He has three of those at home


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giannis_attemptoanal

It's just me ir he is more agressive since Madrid?


No-Enthusiasm-6016

it's a common strategy for a manager to go in the offensive after a big loss. Galvanise the players by creating an external enemy and change the narative in the media.


VegetableAwkward286

That's mourinho's move


horseaphoenix

Nah he’s been like that since the start of the season, constantly teasing journalists and fuck around in his press conference. The man seems like he’s having tons of fun this season.


ArtoriasOfTheAbyss99

I can't wait for haaland + pep press conferences.


Karma_Whoring_Slut

It’s pretty entertaining.


sushie182

Been fun to watch. Sometimes the pundits in general, need to be put in their place.


Karma_Whoring_Slut

Indeed. It’s been very satisfying.


rmanisbored

Young Bald Fraud, he in Sicko Mode🔥


neandertales

What has Berba done.. didn't speak for his whole playing career.


kakje666

Berbatov is the embodiment of being chill and still gets targeted


qwertyunaybee

Berbatov: What he say fuck me for?


standupasspaddler

Da fuck did I do?


Teantis

https://youtu.be/xR-FLwonazA


akatsuki_lida

Giving a fuck when it ain't your turn to give a fuck, McNulty.


wildarmcarrillo

Berba right now: https://youtu.be/8i-tgIdoZH0


Bazurke

Seems like Pep may have only seen the headline that was "Berbatov says City crashed out like a small team", when what he actually said was "with a small team you'd say it was mentality to concede 2 in the last 5 minutes. With City that's not the case, they are full of winners, so I really don't have an explanation for what happened."


neandertales

>"I don't think it's a mentality issue for City, it's unexplainable." Yeah basically said nothing, the press probably set it up for Pep though. [https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/man-city-real-madrid-berbatov-23894045](https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/man-city-real-madrid-berbatov-23894045)


BenevolentThanos

I don't see much wrong in what Berbatov said.


Keepa5000

Cad Bane voice " I'd be careful where I was sticking my nose if I were you"


MaraudngBChestedRojo

If anything that’s kind to Pep. At best he’s extremely unlucky, at worst he’s a mentally weak manager whose body language and tactics betray a weakness and insecurity in the vital moments of knockout games.


alexjnip

🤨>⬆️↗️➡️↘️⬇️↙️⬅️↖️↕️↔️↩️↪️⤴️⤵️🔄🔙🔚🔝 body language merchant


MaraudngBChestedRojo

Who gives you more confidence, the skinny bald guy doing a frantic interpretive dance routine or the Italian guy with the perfect quaffed hair who looks like he already knows the outcome is a win and he’s itching to have his afternoon espresso


alexjnip

don carlo with his mafia vibe


theplastic1

[Berba next time](https://youtu.be/iD8Q0lvJZvI) he talks about Pep


Ubiquitous1984

When the big bald weapons are deployed sometimes collateral damage is unavoidable.


LionelBenzema

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Acceptable_Ad_6278

He wasn’t even in that team for the final. He did nothing wrong. Lol.


durandpanda

He came on as a sub in 2009 though.


Acceptable_Ad_6278

Yea. I guess when he said destroy, i picture 2011 final more vividly. Lol


Cwh93

The Scholes paradox


htotheh

Didn't have to, his skills spoke for him.


robinho988

To be fair, Evra talks shit about Pep and especially City 24/7, this was bound to happen lol, Pep is on smoke


captaincourageous316

Expected from the raw chicken spanking and raw grass eating person. The guy actually made a video “roasting” Liam Gallagher after the CL final, acts and talks like a 10 year old.


quiteTheHypocrite

[That wonderwall rendition is something...](https://youtube.com/shorts/ygV-rk8lD0Y?feature=share)


immolxte

That's fucking funny though. We should separate the banter from the weird


Rickcampbell98

Yeah he's an odd guy but that shit was hilarious lmao.


tiorzol

That's really fucking jokes haha


littlestbrother

Maybeeeeeeeeee you're gonna win it when I'm ninteeeeeeeyyyyyy


never_insightful

Yeah that's hilarious tbf


tumblarity

and the do actually suits him.


dirty-hands

He even went out of his way to get a wig lol


citymanc13

Thats incredible


aeg_imo8

Ok but that’s funny as fuck


reflectionofabutt

That video is absolutely great though, Liam deserves it


NovacElement

Don’t forget Evra’ baby video


godly_tit_hunter

What's this video?


123rig

Yeah his comments were a bit mad and easy pickings as Pep is winning another title. He doesn’t represent the club really anymore, and I think he was a ‘club ambassador’ for a while but that has died down, and there’s a reason you don’t see him on Sky anymore.


Greflingorax

Evra talked shit about everyone when he was a player. Fantastic defender but man he had something to say 24/7, and almost none of it was good.


Muted_Author_4761

To be fair the way he handled the suarez situation, even to this day when meeting liverpool pussies who at the time supported suarez, was classy af And what he said about religion and love even against his father's ideas. He's out there as a personality but also a very passionate and genuine person. You can say he talks shit a lot but dont undermine his takes cause a lot of them are gold


IronSorrows

Yup, he's very supportive of gay footballers, and has been open about sexual abuse which has surely helped young people speak up in their own lives. Even if you don't like the guy you have to admit his net positive influence far outweighs the odd shit banter


Rko_Bayern

I can’t believe this is even a serious discussion. People talking shit or throwing shade at eachother at this level is normal.


MountainJuice

Has repeatedly come out in support of homosexuality in football too. The idea that "he talks a lot and almost none of it is good" is so far off. He openly supports more good than most footballers, he's just a bit weird and likes bantering City. Both harmless, if you're not thin skinned like Pep.


CrossXFir3

My favorite banter was when PSG tried to get him punished for celebrating obnoxiously when Utd knocked them out of the UCL a few years back. Hilarious how mad PSG was.


Greflingorax

> He's out there as a personality but also a very passionate and genuine person Yeah, agreed. It certainly matches most of what I've heard about him. But when he is out there he is ***out there***. I definitely didn't like him as a a player because of how much shit he talked about everyone.


teejardni

Real Madrid vs Man City added minutes was Pep's joker arc


hotttpotatoo

For real, I’m scared of what he’ll become next season


ApocolipseJ

Spiked shin pads and Muay Thai lessons for all Man City players. He’s sending everyone home in a body bag next season


SteinerElMagnifico42

Olenna tyrell energy


quiteTheHypocrite

But the Lancashire rose is the sigil.


MumblyBum

Didn't end too good for her.


SteinerElMagnifico42

*You see, I had never seen the pois..PED’s work before. Tell Jurgen. I want him to know it was me*


GoodBananaPancakes

I mean it could've ended worse. Could've just been water in the cup. "Tell Cersei it was me!" Bitch you can tell her yourself, that was 7-Up.


codespyder

Still a real G though


frenin

Tell Patrice, I want him to know it was me.


bugxter

Everytime I see a GoT reference I remember how it could have been one of the most relevant and important pieces of popular media ever and then get angry at how fucking badly they butchered to the point I have to see references in a fútbol sub in order to think about it again. I mean lol.


GuessImCensored

The start of GOT is probably the only high fantasy that will ever be close to rival LOTR. And then.. 🤪


Goingoutofsomalia

Throwing bran of the window was the moment I made me addicted to the show


GuessImCensored

Sadly, Bran being thrown out of the window did less damage to his brain then watching Arya knife trick the night king 🤪


parkhard

And then they made bran a super important character that… sat in a wheelchair, missed a season entirely, and stared at people for an uncomfortable amount of time. My rage towards Bran knows no bounds.


fuskarn_35

pep doesnt give a shit lmao he has been on a rampage the past 2 weeks


TheConundrum98

just 1 loss I beg someone I think it might push him even further I like this Pep more than sarcastic Pep, finally some honesty


FuryOfOberon

Lol this is when he’s engaged and enjoying things


YoungDumbNFullOfKun

I think you've got it backwards and the shit talking is happening because he knows we're about to win the league. Plus, he's been at peak sarcasm recently.


TheConundrum98

is it? Because it started after the Madrid game


Comet7777

I’m with you man, something clicked for a few City people after that defeat. Like Goku watching Krillin die (again)


CrateBagSoup

I think he's just tired of meaningless critique like this mentality and character shit.


mattjdale97

This seems like an inevitability tbh; critiquing mentality, personal character, commitment or personal life choices is the bread and butter of our sports journalism and punditry. Even for the pundits who are regarded more highly or as more cerebral like Gary Neville and Carragher


majnubhaispainting

The Bald Fraud 2: Taking No Prisoners


JimJimerson90

Madrid opened the flood gates


Joltarts

What did berbatov say?


dracogladio1741

Nothing. He just said City's loss was unexplainable.


Designer_Surprise263

Caught some strays. Lmao


markevans7799

I think the reporters asked what does Pep think about Berbatov and Evra's words, and Pep just replied to Evra's criticism


taxevader33

How dare he


Son-Ta-Ha

Tbf he has a point as Manchester United United had players with big characters in both Champions Finals in which Barca under Pep beat us comfortably. That 2011 final was rough to see as a United fan as Barca completely destroyed us and made us look like a Championship side.


devil_panda

Retired players do go on way more revisionism than normal. Every pundit or player just tries to criticize the modern situation even though nearly all of them had issues of their own. So it is okay for managers and current players to get frustrated by the constant criticisms as well.


MotherHat9116

Yeah there is a sort of idealism about old days. If you actually watch old matches you can see how big players also make crucial mistakes in big matches. I remember watching 2002 WC final a few days back and Kahn made a big mistake that lead to a goal. It doesn't mean he doesn't become a great or lacks mentality. Mistakes do happen even from the best.


CarlSK777

>Yeah there is a sort of idealism about old days. Because we remember the highs but forget about the lows. All the greats (even Messi and Ronaldo) have had bad performances in big matches.


123rig

It happens especially with United, as it’s a sphere that’s saturated with former players who were there when Sir Alex was. It’s all different now and the club has had a lot of change (some better, a lot worse) so they are totally out of date opinions.


21otiriK

>It happens especially with United It shouldn't though, that final alone was littered with mistakes. From the tactical setup, to the individuals on the goals. Still think VdS should've done better on the first two, especially the Pedro one where he gave him the near corner for free. The second was a good hit but pretty central, and from 25 yards. And then the third goal is a United giveaway in their own box. I don't know why so many pundits think they played mistake free football, but you're right. It's one of the reasons I like Neville a lot, because he fully accepts his failures as a player and manager and doesn't go overboard with criticism.


BenevolentThanos

Did you read what Berbatov said? There was nothing untoward in what he said.


thesmallprint13

Oof that's fucking brutal. To be honest I of course love the two but pundits deserve flak like that for sure.


sonofsochi

I mean tbf, Berbatov’s backlash is undeserved. The headline is wayyyy worse than his full quote. Half the remarks are about how amazing city is to begin with lol


TheMongoose101

Also, he isn’t wrong. That 2011 game was brutal.


namey_of_the_user

3-1 goals 19-4 shots 12-1 shots on target 63%-37% possesion


lettul

Amazing that this was once considered brutal but now is just another away game vs Brighton


cosgrove10

We didn’t even fucking score against Brighton.


namey_of_the_user

That's a violation...


s0ngsforthedeaf

*For other top teams, it would be considered a savaging; an implosion; a humiliation.* *But for post-Fergie Man United, it was just a Saturday.*


pinkrosetool

oh man.


MiLSturbie

Fucking hell...


bewarethegap

god


Gnoetv

Lmfao


taskkill-IM

Emotional damage!!


imhereforthespuds

Lmao ...everything is fine


Gonions

It’s kind of ridiculous we were even in that final at all. The Glazer rot was really starting to set in and we had to start Fabio at RB, 38 year old Ryan Giggs in central midfield to compete with Xavi, Iniesta, Busquets, Alves, Messi, Villa etc.


KeepRooting4Yourself

What having Prime Messi does to a mf.


karthik4331

If it was just prime messi, I am certain United would have fought much better. They had prime xavi, iniesta, busquets, alves, pique. That's a star studded team from top to bottom


KeepRooting4Yourself

It was one of those losses where you couldn't even be that mad about it because you knew the other team was simply better.


karthik4331

Agreed. But thr 2009 one tho. Ronaldo lost the game. He was very poor


KeepRooting4Yourself

The 2009 one was a more reasonable matchup I agree. The 2011 sucked though because you make it all the way to the final to play them again only this team there was no doubt you were playing against a generational team.


RendrenBolier3

Tbf we had an absurdly easy run to the final in 2011. We'd won the title that season but it was a weak year overall and we were a shadow of the 2009 side. I still think if we'd scored one of those early chances in 09 it would have been a more competitive game. Not saying we would have won or anything but I still think about it. Damn. That's the one right there. The one result I'd change in United's history if I could. Would have been back to back European Cups and 3 in a row in the Prem. That 06-09 team is the best United side in my near 30 years supporting the club. It suffers from having the misfortune of meeting the greatest club side ever in 2 of the 3 CL Finals it got to in that time. Crazy how it sometimes comes down to one game in terms of defining legacy. Ah well.


KeepRooting4Yourself

Yeah it's interesting how different that 09 team was compared to the team just two seasons later (At least in terms of attacking talent) I agree with you that 09 should've been the one. Didn't feel at all confident against the 11 team, but that first meetup was definitely more than fair.


kit_mitts

All 3 of their goals were ridiculous, too. Xavi generated acres of space for himself to be able to leisurely play in Pedro with a perfect pass, then Messi from distance, then Messi sending Nani to the shadow realm before Villa finished into the top corner.


lavishlad

Prime Messi def helped a lot, but let's not forget that tiki-taka pretty much ruled football 2010-2012, as we saw with Spain's domination at the WC and Euro. Barca would've beaten that United without Messi.


elmariachi10

Totally agree except I'd say *2008-2012


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Glaiele

That 2011 side didn't have any business even getting to the final. We dodged everyone in the knockouts and was prolly one of the worst sides to get to the finals in recent memory


makban234

Tottenham ??


2boopsandabionk

What did berbatov do to deserve that?


damrider

Nah this man spends at least 6 hours a day ratioing 12 year old on Twitter


LastDare

Only to get hit back with the "Warra second hair line for Guardiola"


-Zenith-

The Kevin Durant of the football world.


codespyder

He’s definitely had multiple accounts banned from /r/soccer


BillehBear

Am confident one of the no flair regulars here that winds up other fans is pep


majnubhaispainting

Based.


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V-TriggerMachine

Couldn't see Berbatov because he wasn't even on the bench during the 2011 final


anonypony1

That one will forever piss me off


AdIcy2640

Violence on a Friday afternoon.


daveSavesAgain

Brutality on Friday the 13th!


omegaxLoL

Yea ok fair


Rory-mcfc

Pep isn’t taking prisoners anymore


brandon_strandy

Bruh I thought there was some translation error but he straight up said "destroyed them" lol


uncieanki

(I) Fuck with your soul like ether (Will) Teach you the king you know you (Not) "Mes que un coach" across the belly (Lose) I prove you lost already


Montuvito_G

Nas is the real GOAT, Stillmatic still slaps 2 decades later


michaelserotonin

excellent between pep, klopp, arteta, and conte ...there's some genuine bad blood in the prem these days and i'm here for it all enough with the pleasantries


SkepticSlakoth

Man's on a killing spree lately lmao


Buttman77777

Lol he’s not taking shit from anyone anymore..


KeonkwaiJinkwai

Sarcastic Pep has evolved into Super Sayian Pep, it's getting scary - I do not wish to see what Super Sayian Pep can do.


TheOnlyJesterGuy

Get even more bald


ParziBoi

Is that even possible when the man is at 100% baldness


marmot9070

What happens to Pep?


dracogladio1741

Real Madrid with 🤨


spooki_boogey

What Benzema does to a mf


mattijn13

I love this more outspoken, not taking any shit, Pep


FUThead2016

Pep, Pep, Pep, Pep Pep. smh


Wulrik_

This is the best version of media Pep.


Gnoetv

Tbh I bet the journalists love this too, easy clicks


BenBimmons

Fair enough


Master-of-the-rolls

That’s amazing 😂


scifiphichipsi

I genuinely adore this man. Something's flipped in the past few weeks and he's just taking shots at everyone


ankitm1

It's like he has had enough. This is obviously a planned thing, but with all the journalists not trying to hide their biases, the pundits downplaying what he has done, he is deflecting the attention away from the team. We have seen this playbook before, 2011, when he called Mourinho the fucking king of the press room. It was calculated, it was premeditated, and did shield the team. Same thing here. Only this time, it has nothing to do with an opposition team, just the frustration against the media. For those saying it's after the Madrid game, he broke character even before that when he commented on Klopp by saying he does not decide schedules for opposition teams. The good guy Pep would have just said, yeah it should not happen.


Lullo29

He experienced something we call "the Rodrygo"


Red1190

La Rodmontada


TheJynxedOne

Rodrygo? Pep's Rodrygone.


TheGoldenPineapples

Yeah, fair play.


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dota_3

Pissed off Pep weeks after getting out of CL is the best Pep


_stone_age

He's not holding back😭


S7ORM7ROOPER_30

RM has mentally damaged him.


InbredLegoExpress

he's a lot more normal like this than the 1.000 Dantes version.


Ubiquitous1984

They’ve done him a favour, the lad must have had so much built up frustration by staying quiet. He’s now free! Free to slay!


HeroeDeFuentealbilla

lol he was like this at Barca


pvp_chad

Fixed him you mean? I actually like this version of Pep haha


DinglieDanglieDoodle

Evra talks shit 24/7, Berba didn’t even do anything, poor man just catching strays by association.


Crovasio

To be fair, his Barcelona destroyed everyone else too. It even destroyed the way mainstream football was played up to then.


II_MrBlack_II

Gigachad


Flexi_102

Pep wakes up and choose violence


km255

Brutal but to be fair, that Barcelona team were a level above that United team in the Wembley final. Madrid aren't even a better team than City imo. Hence the mentality part comes in but ofcourse it's easy for explayers to sit outside and comment about mentality and stuff.


avoidthezoinks

Has Berbatov piped up about character and mental strength? *Berbatov*?


Profitable4FritoLay

Berbatov's wasn't even bad. Think he's just been collateral damage to Evra.


brandon_strandy

Not bad at all, he pretty much said Pep shouldn't be blamed lolol


nextgentactics

Ye man one of the most important leaders in Bulgarian football who currently is fighting a war with our FA to get rid of corruption is soft because Sir Alex didn't think he tracked back enough.


kakje666

Go Berbatov , make Bulgaria a world cup semi-finalist again