Pep Guardiola’s touching moment with Harry Arter was the main talking point after Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Bournemouth last night.
A Raheem Sterling goal and a Tyrone Mings own goal handed Guardiola’s side an important win, which sends them second in the Premier League table.
Cameras caught Guardiola offering condolences to Arter over the loss of his daughter Renée in 2015, with the City manager appearing to say “I’m so sorry for what happened to you and I wish you all the best.”
Guardiola spoke about the incident in his post-match press conference.
“He will be a father soon so I said big congratulations to him and his partner because I know what happened in the past, and, hopefully, the baby will be well,” he said.
Arter also spoke about Pep’s gesture after the game.
The Irish international talked to the Daily Echo about the gesture, calling it an “unbelievable touch”.
“He offered his best wishes for me and my partner this week, which was an unbelievable touch,” Arter told the Daily Echo.
“He is someone I have a massive amount of respect for. I watched his Barcelona teams – and look at his Manchester City side tonight.
“For me, he is the best manager in the world. I don’t think there’s anybody close to him and what he has achieved.
“For him to offer that to me, I respected it and accepted it with a smile on my face.”
— Sky Football ⚽️ (@SkyFootball) February 14, 2017