Manchester City left again Oleksandr Zinchenko put aside a while on his wedding day to clarify comments he and his new bride Vlada Sedan made about supervisor Pep Guardiola within the wake of the membership’s Champions League defeat through Olympique Lyon.
Television reporter Sedan delivered a scathing review of Guardiola’s ways and posted an interview with Zinchenko to her YouTube channel after City crashed out within the quarter-finals with a 3-1 loss.
The video caused an offended reaction from City supporters and Zinchenko took to social media to shield his comments.
“First of all, I didn’t say anything bad or judgmental about our tactics so don’t confuse my words please,” he stated in a long Instagram submit.
“On the night we lost to Lyon that doesn’t mean the manager was wrong to try. If you have seen my interviews in the past and the way how I talk about our manager then you can believe me. He’s number one.
“Second one about my wife. Although she is a journalist, she is also a fan … in the video you can see her emotions straight after the game and she gave an opinion like all fans do because she wanted us to do better.
“I’m writing right now from my wedding and instead of enjoying that unbelievable moment I have to do this because I can’t skip it and leave it like that.”
(Reporting through Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing through Peter Rutherford)