Guardiola on Rooney: I’ve been drunk on break, “lucky there were no pictures”

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola doesn’t have a problem defending Wayne Rooney’s drunk photos while on international break.

A day after Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said he had few problems with the England captain’s actions on international break, Man City’s boss added his thoughts.

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Guardiola, 45, was capped 47 times for Spain and seven times more for Catalonia during his playing career. And guess what? He drank.

From the BBC:

“I was an international player and sometimes I was drunk. I was lucky there were no pictures. We are people and are old enough to take responsibility. But it’s private life.

“I don’t like it when people comment on my private life so I won’t comment. I have a lot of respect for the career of Wayne Rooney.”

There is a bit, maybe a lot, of faux outrage here. Yes, Rooney is England’s captain and that’s a lofty gig, but to imagine Rooney as a lone wolf is patently false and naive.