I've got huge sympathy for how City fans are feeling atm, having gotten closer than ever but not quite made it. Chelsea fans have been there and felt that exact pain. Your time will come. City are now a huge club who will go again.
What I don't have sympathy for is the OTT criticism of one of the greatest managers of the modern era. A manager who has delivered three Prem titles in the last four years. A manager who could reasonably ask the English FA to rename the League Cup the Guardiola Cup.
Jeez lads. The sense of entitlement here is a bit embarrassing tbh. As a fan base it seems that some of you are becoming like Real Madrid fans, where their sense of entitlement has them waving little white hankies in the air if their team lose a game.
I've read some shocking stuff here in recent days. One post alluded that City players weren't trying their best ffs!
Don't lose your identity lads. Part of what should make City great, imho, is where you've come from. Years and years of having to endure the neighbours. Your journey should make you so much more humble than them.
‘I think it’s a little bit unfair sometimes when as soon as Manchester City don’t win then it’s tactics or maybe players on the pitch, but we needed to do more and it’s as simple as that. I don’t think we created enough in the game and I don’t think I’m speaking out of turn by saying that, I think everyone could tell on the pitch.’
We’re hurting. No disrespect, but these days we expect to beat Chelsea. (Please don’t think of that as arrogance, we genuinely believe we are the best team in England, even though in football that doesn’t always mean you win a one off game.) To lose a final of that magnitude hurts - as you know - especially when you expected to win, and people are lashing out. You lot probably did the same thing after losing the cup final to Leicester, and it’s surprising how winning your next game puts a defeat in perspective. Or a major signing. We’ll be alright come the start of the new season. We have a title to defend.
It’s nice to read posts like yours because opposition fans frequently come here for wind ups whereas yours sounds like the sort of thing you’d say if you needed to have a word with a good mate who was being a dick. As for Chelsea, you won the most prestigious club tournament in the world, and whilst no City fan will ever take pleasure at Liverpool orUnited winning the Champions League, if it hadn’t been us that you’d beaten most City fans would normally be a little bit happy that an English team had won it.