Updated: February 4, 2023
- Bristol City manager Lee Johnson was awkwardly asked by a reporter whether his side’s 2-1 victory over Charlton Athletic on Wednesday was “better than sex.”
- Johnson said nothing but instead raised his eyebrow and smiled at the camera, producing a moment of perfectly timed comedy gold.
- Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was asked a similar question by a reporter in November 2018, to which he replied: “I prefer the sex – by far!”
- Watch both of the interviews below.
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Sometimes a face can say a thousand words.
Bristol City manager Lee Johnson’s certainly did after he was asked a bizarre question by a reporter on Wednesday night: whether his side’s victory was “better than sex.”
City had just beaten Charlton Athletic, 2-1, at Ashton Gate thanks to a 98th-minute winner when Johnson was being questioned by a reporter about the game.
“That was a good feeling, because I was really down after the Luton game,” Johnson said, referring to his side’s recent 3-0 defeat to Luton Town. “But to finish like that, it makes me really really excited for the future and proud of the players.”
The reporter then said: “Speaking of excitement, better than … sex?”
Johnson said nothing, instead turning the camera and simply raising his eyebrow, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson-style, producing a perfectly timed moment of comedy gold.
You can see Johnson’s response here:
Johnson is not the only coach to be asked by a reporter whether something is “better than sex.”
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was posed the same question in November 2018 after reports that Dani Alves, his former player at FC Barcelona, had once compared his coaching techniques to what happens between the sheets.
“Hi, Pep. Dani Alves has said you were his best ever coach, and to quote him, he said it was ‘better than sex.’ I’m just wondering what you thought of that?” a reporter asked the Spaniard during a postmatch press conference.
“I prefer the sex – by far!” Guardiola replied.
Watch Guardiola’s interview here:
— Andy Hampson (@andyhampson)November 9, 2018
Bristol City’s win over Charlton saw it move into fourth place in the English Football League Championship.
Johnson’s side next take on Wigan Athletic on Sunday.
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