Former English footballer Alex Scott’s one comment about Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City team created a controversy. Alex Scott was there in the talk show of Sky Sports at the time of showing the video of the Goals of the first game week.
When she started to praise the attacking line up of Manchester City, Alex Scott mentioned,
“Would Messi, with his levels even get into a Pep team?”
Her words have created a huge controversy. She just tried to emphasize the depth of the attacking line up of Manchester City. One of their main attacking options, Leroy Sane is out of the field for the next 7-8 months with an injury in the anterior cruciate ligament. Without him, Manchester City produced such a stellar performance against West Ham United in the opening match of the season. Even two of their best players, Sergio Aguero and Bernadro Silva were in the bench in this match.
However, Alex Scott was questioned by a few fans of Lionel Messi on Twitter. Alex Scott replied to them on Twitter. She said,
“Would ‘todays’ Messi fit into the Manchester City Team? Of course he could…
“But the point on the show, which I thought would be interesting to start a debate was…
“Would Pep have to change City’s high intensity style of play to fit Messi in? And if so, WOULD HE??”
Alex Scott brought the topic of Lionel Messi to start a debate and she had no intention of demeaning Lionel Messi.