Saturday May 15, 2021
Pep Guardiola who is currently the toast of English football and is on the cusp of a unique treble this season is a private person, hardly ever known for doing things that would negatively affect his image in the eyes of the public.
Those who know him can swear that he devotes more time to his football, planning strategies that will deliver into his already burgeoning treasure chest more trophies, than frivolities.
The Spanish tactician who just won his third Premier League title since arriving England in 2016 led his team to a fantastic 4-3 defeat of Newcastle United on Friday night to bring his away victories in the league this season to 12.
But what should surely be regarded as a bitter taste in the mouth is the scandal about his daughter in the British tabloids that is surely to hit him as he wakes up on Saturday morning.
The Sun. UK was late on Thursday awash with stories of how Maria, the eldest of three children born with wife, Cristina Serra, was caught by the paparazzis in a show of shame.
The 20-year old style personality with an impressive following on social media threw caution to the winds as she openly allowed Tottenham Hotspur star, Dele Alli romance her in a public bar.
According to The Sun report, Dele Alli, spotting his new-look dreadlocks had leaned in for a smooch of Guardiola’s daughter after they had chatted for hours together at London’s well-known upscale bar, the Cloud 9.
Alli who has had quite an indifferent season, failing to tie down a regular shirt in Jose Mourinho’s Spurs was however in his full elements as he hugged and kissed Maria in full view of fun-seekers in a jam-packed bar.
Alli who recently got dumped by former model girlfriend, Ruby Mae for always paying more attention to computer games than to her, didn’t have a care in the world as he engaged Guardiola’s daughter in the public romance.
And it’s surely going to upset Guardiola who only wants his family to be seen when he is celebrating trophy wins.
And he is surely going to have harsh words for his daughter in the coming days.
Caucasian youths are allowed a lot of freedom in their choices in varied forms, including who they fraternise with once they come of age.
But for a young, impressionable Spanish youth unaware of how the English media can quickly turn the life of a person into a circus, Guardiola will be demanding from his daughter more discipline and extreme caution.