Follow latest football news, Lionel Messi sympathized with the City players for not being able to play in the Champions League for the next two seasons.
The Argentine attacker confirms that some of The Citizens’ stars can find a way to leave if not for the European Cup
Man City banned from Champions League
Man City has been fined 30 million euros (£ 25 million) and banned for the next two seasons in the European Cup for violating the rules of financial fairness rules set by UEFA. Even so, the Green Half of Manchester insists they are guiltless and are appealing.
Coach Pep Guardiola intends to stay for the last year of his contract at City. But no one dared to guarantee that the stars of the Etihad home team can continue to stick when not attending the most prestigious arena in Europe.
Messi felt the unfortunate
Lionel Messi looks at the penalty against Man City and admits the prospect of their players missing the Champions League in the next two seasons is not easy to accept. With the latest football news on Mundo Deportivo, he told:
“Nobody has ever thought that such a thing could happen, it’s so surprising. A heavy penalty. Paris Saint-Germain was mentioned, they paid a fine or how I don’t know. ”
“If in the end, Man City cannot play in the Champions League because that, with the players, the club and the money they spent, it would be very strange. If this happens, many players will leave or may not. ”
“It is so attractive to The Champions League, so if you postpone playing in 2 years, it will be an uncomfortable feeling.”
Messi himself is determined to achieve more success in the Champions League this season. He and his teammates led Liverpool 3-0 in the first leg of the season but then lost 4-0 to Anfield.
“There is no truth that I can’t find any comment, especially for Liverpool,” Messi said. “There was a shock against AS Roma and it surprised you, but it happened next season with the results we have. It is more or less the same as what happened and difficult to explain. ”
Barca will face Napoli on the next Tuesday night in the first round of 1/8 Champions League. Although more appreciated, Messi believes that Barca is not subjective. He added:
“All competitors are complicated and difficult. PSG arrived at Dortmund and failed. Liverpool to Atletico also failed and I think surprises always exist even though Liverpool, Juventus, PSG and Real Madrid are the strongest candidates. ”
Winning West Ham, Pep Guardiola pledged to stay at Man City
Winning a difficult time because of a heavy penalty, coach Pep Guardiola once again pledged to stick with the future of Man City.
At the Etihad home football field, the Green Man players had a 2-0 victory thanks to the goals of Rodri and De Bruyne. Along with the performance on the pitch, Man City fans expect a positive response from coach Pep Guardiola, because the team is receiving a very heavy penalty banning the Champions League for the next 2 seasons.
Sharing after this victory, the Spanish strategist said: “Unless the Board of Directors is fired, I will not go anywhere. It is not over yet. The club believes that this is unfair and will appeal to the end. We are still waiting.
All the team can do is contribute to the pitch, as we have shown in the last 4 years. We will fight until the season is over. I believe 100% of what the team is doing, they have explained to me specific plans and reasons.
We have to unite until the season ends. We are optimistic that justice will be enforced and the following season, the whole team will continue to participate in the Champions League. If I were not fired, I would stay here 100%. I want to stay, at Man City, there is something more special than the contract I have.
I want to help the club as much as possible, so why go away? I love this team, no matter what happens, I will definitely stay next season.”