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Pep Guardiola criticises Best Fifa Football awards shortlist.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola questioned the absenteeism of his players on the shortlist of 2019 Best Fifa Men’s Player award.

Manchester City won Premier League, FA cup and carabao cup last season.

Pep said maybe his team have to obtain five or six trophies or get 250 points to be considered next season.

He added, saying he does not think there’s a player that has the best season than Bernardo Silva last season, despite prevailing the Nations League with Portugal.

“These awards are usually when you win the Champions League. We were in the last stages and the other tournaments do not count, are not relevant.”

Manchester City also attained the 2018 community shield but got knocked out in the round of 8 of 2018/2019 Uefa Champions League by Tottenham.

According to PFA Player of the Year award records, it shows that there’s no Manchester City player have ever won the award.

Former Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie was the winner of PFA Player of the Year award in 2011/2012 season, two years later the award goes to Anfield after Luis Suarez won it 2014 and Mohamed Salah in 2017/2018, Virgil Van Dijk obtained the 2018/2019 PFA Player of the Year award.

He continued by saying: “In the past eight years, winning the Premier League for four times is really good, And neither one player – not David Silva, not Vincent Kompany, not Yaya Tourewon.

He said: “I can’t assume Real Madrid or Barcelona winning four trophies and not one single player being there.”

Here are the shortlist of 2019 Best Fifa Men’s Player award:

Frenkie de Jong, Netherlands (Ajax, now Barcelona)

Matthijs de Ligt, Netherlands (Ajax, now Juventus)

Eden Hazard, Belgium (Chelsea, now Real Madrid)

Harry Kane, England (Tottenham)

Sadio Mane, Senegal (Liverpool)

Kylian Mbappe, France (Paris St-Germain)

Lionel Messi, Argentina (Barcelona)

Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal (Juventus)

Mohamed Salah, Egypt (Liverpool)

Virgil van Dijk, Netherlands (Liverpool)


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