“The Spanish league must learn from the Premier”: Guardiola

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola assured that Spain’s LaLiga should learn from the Premier League when it comes to punishing racist incidents and stated that while he hopes things will improve in Spain, he is not optimistic about that.

The Spanish coach spoke at a press conference before facing Brentford and was asked about the Vinicius case and whether LaLiga should learn from the Premier.

“They should. Here they are very strict, they know what to do. But racism is everywhere, not in one place. It is a problem everywhere. They taught us to think that we are better than our neighbors, that we be better than the rest,” said Guardiola.

“But our generations come from all over the world. Our ancestors come from immigrants, from wars, from dictatorships. People who had to leave their country, start their families, perhaps return to their country of origin… The problem is that racism is everywhere. And not only in color or gender, but also in attitude. We believe that our country is better than the rest, that our language is the best. The more you travel, the more you realize we are all the same, you accept diversity. We are still a long way from that,’ he emphasized.

Guardiola added that he hopes things will improve in Spain, but said he is not “very optimistic”.

Source: El heraldo