Criticism is being raised towards Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola after the away defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.
Chris Sutton, a former Premier League player and BBC commentator, wrote the word “madness” toward Guardiola in the British Daily Mirror on the 6th (Korean time).
Two things were aimed at, but one was the decision to send Joao Cancelo, and the other was the decision not to play Kevin Debrawiner in the match against Tottenham.
Manchester City sent Cancelo on loan to Bayern Munich at the end of the winter transfer window.
Cancelo was dissatisfied with playing time and clashed with manager Guardiola, and it is known that he directly demanded a transfer.
Against Tottenham, Guardiola replaced Cancelo with 18-year-old defender Rico Luis. Also, De Bruyne stepped on the ground only in the 14th minute of the second half.
Manchester City failed to catch up with Harry Kane’s opening goal in the 15th minute and knelt down 0-1.
Sutton said, “It’s madness to exclude De Bruyne from the chance to close the gap with Arsenal to two points if we win.” “City are not doing well. We don’t have the sense of superiority that we felt when we watched Manchester City in the past.” 스포츠토토
He went on to say, “Manchester City are worse off without Cancelo. Manchester City lost Cancelo, and when Cancelo beat Bayern Munich, they lost”
As soon as he wore the Bayern Munich uniform, Cancelo, who started the match against Wolfsburg on the 6th, assisted Kingsley Coman’s second goal and led the team to a 4-2 victory. Footmob, a football statistics company, gave Cancelo a rating of 8.1, which is the second highest after Komang, who scored two goals.
Manchester City couldn’t get a single point from Tottenham away and maintained a five-point gap with leader Arsenal. Since Arsenal have played one game less, the pursuit of the lead is even more difficult.
“Today is a hurtful day for Manchester City to show that they have a lot of work to do to overtake Arsenal,” said Sutton.