Booing Manchester City fans are “SPOURED” – and “you wouldn’t get that at Anfield,” says ex-Liverpooler Danny Murphy, while calling Pep Guardiola “right” to admit their “legitimate” behavior at the Etihad occupy
Danny Murphy has called Manchester City fans “spoiled” after they booed their team off the pitch at half-time in the 4-2 win over Tottenham.
The reigning Premier League champions were 2-0 down at half-time with goals from Dejan Kulusveski and Emerson Royal before bouncing back in the second half with goals from Julian Alvarez, Erling Haaland and a brace from Riyad Mahrez.
Man City boss Pep Guardiola said he wanted his fans “back” after the half-time boos and said fans were “perhaps too comfortable” with his side having won four Premier League titles in five seasons.
Pep Guardiola asked his fans “back” after his team were booed at half-time last night
Danny Murphy says Guardiola was “right” to engage in her “legitimate” behavior at the Etihad
Former Liverpool player Danny Murphy slammed City fans as he continued speaking talkSPORTsuggesting that Guardiola was “right” to engage in her “legitimate” behavior.”
When asked about the subject by presenter Jim White, Murphy said: “You wouldn’t get that at Anfield.”
Fellow expert Simon Jordan then added: “Okay, there’s one element where you can say that’s the foundation of a plastic fandom. But I think that’s the basis of an expectation.’
Murphy fired back at Jordan, arguing that City fans are “not plastic” but are actually a “spoiled fan base.”
When asked about the differences between Man City and Liverpool fans, Murphy added: “Different fans, different mindsets, different mindsets.
Pep Guardiola’s side were 2-0 down at half-time before clinching a 4-2 win
Murphy said Liverpool fans wouldn’t boo their players if, like City, they won four titles in five years
‘After winning four leagues in five. No chance (Liverpool fans would do the same). Have you heard them booing Klopp? And they sit in ninth place.
“Part of them (have a sense of entitlement) those who booed.”
Guardiola couldn’t hide his anger after the game, slamming his side and insisting they were far from challenging. Man City are five points behind leaders Arsenal, who have a game in hand.
“Because I play with this lack of passion, this season I can announce that we won’t win anything,” said Guardiola.
Guardiola suggested fans were “too comfortable” given their four titles won in five years
“They booed because we lost, but not because we played badly. We played well. We were better. They booed because we lost, but maybe it’s like our team.
“Perhaps they are too comfortable because we have won four Premier Leagues in five years. After we score a goal, they react, but that’s not the point.
“I don’t recognize my team, you [previously] had the passion and desire to run. Do you think the way we’re playing we’ll be chasing the gap to Arsenal? No way.’
Guardiola’s comments came just 24 hours after he actually praised his stars’ mentality and blamed himself for the poor performances, blaming them on tactical and selection decisions.
“I want a reaction from the whole club – from everyone,” he added. “We are a happy flower organization. I don’t want happy flowers. I want to beat Arsenal. Play like this and Arsenal will destroy us.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-11657865/Man-Citys-booing-fans-SPOILT-wouldnt-Anfield-says-Danny-Murphy.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Man City’s booing fans are “SPOURED” – and “you wouldn’t get that at Anfield,” says Danny Murphy