Nottingham Forest give one-word response to Pep Guardiola comments ahead of Man City clash

The latest Nottingham Forest news as Guardiola has pointed out the club’s history ahead of the Premier League meeting between the two sides.
Nottingham Forest have given their response to comments made by Pep Guardiola on the club’s proud European history ahead of the meeting with Man City.

The Reds travel to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday (3pm kick off), as they look to extend their unbeaten run to three games. Forest played out a 1-1 draw with Burnley at the City Ground on Monday, Callum Hudson-Odoi scoring an equaliser in the second half with what was his first game for the club.

24 hours later, Guardiola’s Man City were in action. They took on Crvena Zvezda in their first Champions League game since winning the competition last season.

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They did find themselves behind just before half time but goals from Julian Alvarez (2) and Rodri after the break saw them come out as 3-1 winners. It was the perfect start to their attempt to defend the title for the first time.

After the match, Guardiola quickly turned his attention to his side’s next game against Forest, pointing out the history their opponents have in European competitions. “Next we have Nottingham Forest,” he said in his post-match press conference.
“Two (times) Champions League winners, so they have won more Champions Leagues than us. This is the truth, I’m not joking. So First Nottingham Forest, then after, we see what happens, the next one.”


Those comments have gone down well with Forest. The club’s official X account shared a clip of the press conference with a response simply reading “Respect.”


Forest’s two Champions League victories came when the competition was known as the European Cup in the 1978/79 and 1979/80 seasons. The team were led by legendary manager Brian Clough.



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