The British press blamed Spanish coach Pep Guardiola for Manchester City's loss of the Champions League title, yesterday, Saturday, after its 1-0 defeat against his compatriot Chelsea.

Most of the major British newspapers saw that Guardiola's "gamble" and his strange choices were the main reason for the appearance of the team with this bad appearance and never harmonious among its elements.

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The Independent newspaper described what happened between the City players as "confusion", due to Guardiola's strange choices, which led to the "unnecessarily" dispersal of the team.

Confusion reigns as bizarre Pep Guardiola selection needlessly takes Man City apart https://t.co/Y3R2yq38y1

β€” The Independent (@Independent) May 30, 2021

Guardiola had started with an unusual squad for Manchester City players, especially in the midfield, where the lack of harmony appeared between most of his players due to the new squad.

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As for the newspaper, "Times Sport", headlined its report on the Spanish coach, saying, "The failure of Pep Guardiola's gamble in the biggest stage ever."

Guardiola's decision to start without Fernandinho bordered on the arrogant, as if believing he could overcome Thomas Tuchel's well-organised, Chelsea without a ball-winner, writes @henrywinter https://t.co/9KwJ84X99E

β€” Times Sport (@TimesSport) May 30, 2021

In turn, the Guardian newspaper published a lengthy report criticizing Guardiola, describing him as "the crazy coach who saw his dream crumble in the Champions League," and said in its report that "the Manchester City coach - the distinguished tactical mind of his time - chose the team that injured him." The glitch seemed messy."

Chaotic conductor Pep Guardiola sees his Champions League dream fall apart |

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β€” Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) May 30, 2021

In the same context, Mirror Sport newspaper published a detailed report on Guardiola's choices and his handling of the final match, saying in the headline of the report, "Guardiola pays the price after the failure of the Champions League final bet."

Pep Guardiola pays price after Champions League final gamble failure @sbates_peoplehttps://t.co/BWTUnSBVzH pic.twitter.com/1B5pgk1yyW

β€” Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) May 29, 2021

From defeats with Bayern Munich, to Monaco, Liverpool, Tottenham, Lyon and now Chelsea with Manchester City, there is always something with Pep Guardiola and the Champions League… #UCL #UCLfinal

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β€” The Athletic UK (@TheAthleticUK) May 30, 2021

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