Guardiola’s Take On Why Man City Struggle To Fill Their Own Stadium

General view before the match.

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There is simply no doubt about the fact that Manchester City are currently one of the best teams in not just England, but the whole of Europe.

Pep Guardiola’s men continue to compete in four major tournaments as of now. The Sky Blues sit atop the Premier League table, whilst having reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League, semis of the FA Cup, and the final of the Carabao Cup.

The Mancunian giants have a genuine chance of bagging an unbelievable quadruple if they manage to go all the way in all the competitions this season.

However, in spite of the impressive football that is regularly on display at the Etihad, Manchester City struggle to sell tickets for big games to this day.


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Empty blue seats are constantly on display at the Etihad, due to which the club has become the butt of mockery. Rival fans continue to troll the Cityzens for their inability to fill their own stadium, with taunts coming in on social media as well as through cheeky live chants.

Even as Manchester City took on Brighton in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Saturday, the English giants had to return 5,000 of their 35,000 allocated tickets, as they simply failed to sell those off.

Ahead of the encounter, Guardiola was asked to provide his opinion as to why his club has consistently failed to sell tickets for major clashes, but the Spaniard simply had no explanation.

“I don’t know the reason why,” Guardiola replied. “Maybe the club could answer question better than me. When they can go, they go, when they don’t, they won’t. I don’t know why.”