Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola blasted organisers of the International Champions Cup, insisting lessons need to be learned after their match with city rivals Manchester United was cancelled because of an “unacceptable” pitch.
The Bird’s Nest Stadium was due to host the International Champions Cup match between City and United but it was postponed after torrential rain and storms made the pitch unplayable.
But Guardiola accused organisers of “not caring” and using the weather as an excuse for the game being called off.
“The pitch was unacceptable,” he said. “We didn’t come here for a holiday. We came for two friendly games.
“Maybe there is a lesson. The pitch is the most important thing. Maybe nobody cared about the pitch. It was not about the water. It was because the people [organisers]didn’t care.
“We have played on pitches in bad conditions but that pitch was impossible. It was unacceptable.”