The Sky Blues were expected to breeze past their Championship opponents at the Etihad last night but were instead held to a 0-0 draw and needed penalty kicks to eventually make the quarter-finals.
But rather than giving Wolves some praise for holding out against his star-studded side, Guardiola has insisted there’s more to the draw than meets the eye – with the ball not being up to scratch.
As you can see in the clip above, the Spanish super coach branded the Mitre ball used in the competition ‘unacceptable’ and claimed his players felt the same way.
Unfortunately for Pep, very few people on social media feel the same way:
If you get paid over £100,000 A WEEK to kick a ball about, you should be able to kick any ball about, Pep, you maniac.
— James Davies (@Bobgotbored) October 25, 2017
If Jose blamed the ball for a poor performance media would crucify him but as Pep is a football genius it must be the balls fault #excuses
— Cantona & Best (@bestcanton7) October 25, 2017
Bald Pep complaining about the ball ⚽️ hahahahaha
— gary pentecost (@pentecost10) October 25, 2017
Jesus Christ Pep just give Wolves a bit of credit for last night, no need to blame the fucking ball ?
— Sophie ?️? (@PoyntersArmy) October 25, 2017
Am I missing something about Pep complaining about the ball? Wait till we 0-0 fuck out the bald cunt eh @lorcanhearne
— Johnpaul Barker (@JohnpaulBarker) October 25, 2017
Pep blaming the ball for not scoring is hilarious. What an excuse.
— Football Man (@FootballMan1992) October 25, 2017
Pep Guardiola talking absolute rubbish about the ball last night. "Impossible to score". Suppose that's why every game finished 0-0.
— Steve Kenyon (@SteKenyon) October 25, 2017
Pep complaining about the ball. Didn't stop them banging penalties in though, did it.
— That night in Munich (@CFC_ItalianJob) October 25, 2017
Sour grapes Pep could not score at home get over it same ball for both sides https://t.co/ND61Xy1eoF
— John Jones (@JonesLes25) October 25, 2017
Love for pep to play with a powerleague ball, genuinely like kicking a brick wall
— NOTZ ? (@Spurmston) October 25, 2017
Pep blaming the ball for City not scoring, apparently Mitre aren't up to a professional standard…that's funny and poor from him!
— James Hodkinson (@HoddieGee) October 25, 2017
— Drew (@wiresfandrew) October 25, 2017
— jeffrir (@jeffrir) October 25, 2017
Pep can complain about anything and everything. Now it's March ball because his team played 120 minutes without a goal. Annoying dude.
— Funsho E. Omojuyigbe (@funshodarq1) October 25, 2017
— John Bills (@BillsJohnW) October 25, 2017
The ball? Really Pep? ? https://t.co/HwfDvttFKN
— Niva (@ItsNivaDude) October 25, 2017
Does Pep have any sort of point at all, or should he get a grip and hold his hands up for a poor performance?