Manchester City defender, Oleksandr Zinchenko, has been forced to issue a statement on his own wedding day admitting new wife Vlada Sedan was wrong to slam Pep Guardiola’s tactics.
The sports reporter wag joined Guardiola’s growing number of critics following Manchester City’s shock Champions League exit earlier this month.
Sedan slated Guardiola for ditching his normal back-four to trial a back-three in such an important game.
It also meant hubby Zinchenko was left on the bench for the full 90 minutes.
Speaking on her YouTube channel, Sedan had said: “To put it mildly, and in order not to swear, this is completely Guardiola’s fault.
“At such a crucial moment, making such an experimental tactic for Man City is a bummer.
“I have no right to criticise, but why play three central defenders when the players themselves take their heads.
“I simply have no words, because to have such a line-up… look what players play at Man City, what a bench.”
Zinchenko broke off from his wedding today to issue a statement on his and his new wife’s behalf apologising for her reaction to the 3-1 defeat to Lyon.
It read: “Although my wife is a journalist, she is also a fan.
“During the season she was travelling with us for all away and home games because she is a massive City fan.”
Zinchenko proposed to Sedan inside the 70,000-capacity Olympic Stadium in Kiev last year in front of a heart-shaped display of red roses.
It came after the 23-year-old celebrated Ukraine’s qualification for the now-postponed Euro 2020.
Now, just under a year later, the pair are married, with Sedan posting a sweet picture on her Instagram.