Guardiola tells Barcelona not to "talk too loud" over Man City UEFA ban

Pep Guardiola warned Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu not to "talk too loud" about Manchester City's European ban after the Catalan club's chief welcomed UEFA's action.

City were banned from European football for two years by the game's continental governing body on Friday following historic Financial Fair Play breaches.

The reigning Premier League champions have appealed the decision, and will take the case forward to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in the coming months.

Barca chief Bartomeu praised UEFA for looking into the City case and taking action earlier this week.

“I would like to thank UEFA regarding FFP,” he said, via Fox Sports.

“They’ve been doing fantastic work in the last couple of years. We have regular investigations and we have supported UEFA in everything it does in football.”

Those comments didn't go down well with Guardiola, who won the Champions League twice while manager of Barca between 2008 and 2012, adding three La Liga titles and the Copa del Rey twice.

“I don’t know if they spy on me but they know me, it’s not necessary to spy on me," said the City boss at his press conference after his side's 2-0 win over West Ham in the Premier League on Wednesday evening.

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