‘We’re grown men’ – Nigel De Jong on Guardiola outburst

AC Milan midfielder Nigel de Jong has hinted he was less than impressed by Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola’s outburst during his side’s 3-0 Audi Cup loss earlier this week.

The Dutchman injured Bayern’s Joshua Kimmich early in the first half of Milan’s visit to the Allianz Arena on Tuesday, much to the dismay of Guardiola.

The Bayern boss began ranting at De Jong inside the tunnel during the break, gesturing wildly towards the defensive midfielder, who had to be refrained from charging towards the coach by his Rossoneri team-mates.

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De Jong has so far refused to comment in depth on the incident, but hinted he was less than happy with Guardiola’s display of emotion.

“Guardiola’s reaction? We are all grown men here,” De Jong told ZDF.

“I do not have any problems with Guardiola, but I have my own opinion about the matter…”

Kimmich eventually avoided serious injury following De Jong’s challenge, with Bayern announcing on Wednesday that he will only be out for a couple of days with a thigh problem.