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I truly understand what you’re going through. The heartbreaking disappointment of having your aspirations snatched away from you. Two FA Cup finals, one with Newcastle United and the other with Arsenal, were lost at Wembley.
I was heartbroken, but we didn’t have to play again right away. We had plenty of time to recover. The last game of the season took place at Wembley Stadium.
Manchester City, on the other hand, must bounce back quickly after losing their Champions League semi-final to Real Madrid. It’s not just about losing, but about how you lose. They were in the Paris final one minute and out the next.
That, believe me, takes some getting used to.
As a result, I have no idea who Newcastle will face at lunch time on Sunday. City will either be amazing, trying to rescue their season by reclaiming the Premier League championship and proving to the world that they are a great team, or they will be a disaster.
Or they’ll be so badly hurt that they’ll give up. Eddie Howe is having a difficult time predicting which City team he will face. Is he preparing for an attack from the sky blues or for a chance to exploit a squad that was once confident but is now unsure?
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You would have known you were facing swaggering superstars if City had defeated Real over two legs. This is all I can think of. All I can think is that this is the best time to be playing City because you have a genuine chance.
After what occurred at the Bernabeu, the pressure on them will be great, and it might be amplified even more come kickoff time if Liverpool defeat Spurs to go two points ahead of their hated rivals.
Only a victory versus United will suffice, whilst a draw is a win for the Magpies. A point would be a fantastic reward.
It’s remarkable how quickly football can evolve. Pep Guardiola has long been regarded as a master coach, but he is now the manager who was brought in with the specific purpose of winning the Champions League and has failed to do it in six seasons.
His critics point out that other City managers have won the Premier League championship.
Then there’s Kevin De Bruyne’s case. He’s a midfield wizard who just placed second to Mo Salah for Footballer of the Year, but it’s been said that after Madrid, he doesn’t show up for the big games. To be honest, the city and its residents did not become awful overnight – but they do have a problem.
Newcastle has as well.
In an interview with a French magazine, Allan Saint-Maximin remarked that he had no need to be envious of Sadio Mane and that if he had a striker who could convert well, he would have “15 to 20 assists to his name.”
Ouch! Chris Wood and Callum Wilson will be overjoyed to learn this, but Eddie Howe, who places such a high value on teamwork, will be horrified.
Of course, United’s manager went into damage control mode during his weekly press conference, as he must to put out any fires, but it’s exactly what he didn’t need ahead of a major game.
Howe attempted to defend his celebrity by claiming that the comments were “taken out of context” and were not intended to offend. The athlete himself used social media to clarify his remarks.
I’m not sure how they could have been taken out of context, but they almost surely insulted United’s forwards. They would have offended me back in the day.
What strikes me as remarkable is the disparity between how good Saint-Maximin believes he is and how good he actually is. There’s been a lot of chatter about winning the Ballon d’Or and other awards.
Saint-Maximin should consider his goalscoring record, assist totals, the fact that he has yet to earn a single cap for his nation, and what his former Nice boss Patrick Vieira previously remarked.
Vieira went on record claiming that ASM believed that skill alone was enough to create him a top player without having to focus on certain areas of his game, and Vieira knows what he’s talking about since he was a world-class player.
Of sure, Saint-Maximin is gifted, but he must take that crucial step forward now. He owes his teammates a lot, and he should try to repay them against Manchester City tomorrow.
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