Joao Cancelo has dismissed the rumors that a dispute with coach Pep Guardiola was decisive for his loan from Manchester City to FC Bayern to the realm of fables.
“It’s a lie that I argued with Guardiola,” said the 28-year-old after FC Bayern’s 1-0 win in the first leg of the Champions League at Paris Saint-Germain.
“I just didn’t see myself as important to the team in the last few games for City,” explained the Portuguese. Guardiola showed understanding after a conversation: “We decided that it was best if I left. I like new opportunities.”
The right-back reiterated his gratitude to Guardiola and City: “It’s a club I’ll never forget. And maybe at the end of the season I can come back.”