Carlo Ancelotti explains Man City threat as Gareth Southgate hits back at Jack Grealish critics
Here are your Manchester City evening headlines for Sunday, May 29.
Ancelotti explains why Liverpool were easier to beat than City
Carlo Ancelotti says Liverpool provided Real Madrid with their easiest tactical plan of their run to lifting a record-extending 14th Champions League title.
Real produced a stunning comeback to knock Manchester City out in the semi-finals, having already come back to beat Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea in an impressive knockout run. In the final, they withstood Liverpool’s early pressure before restricting Jurgen Klopp’s side and then defending Vinicius Jr’s only goal to win the title. A stunning individual performance from goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois stopped Liverpool whenever they breached Real’s stubborn defence.
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Speaking after the game, Ancelotti claimed Liverpool were easier to beat than City were in the previous round, and he explained the tactical differences between the top two Premier League sides.
Read more from Ancelotti here.
Southgate hits back at Grealish critics
England manager Gareth Southgate has hit out at fans who have changed their opinion of Jack Grealish after his debut season at Manchester City.
Grealish arrived after a fine season at Aston Villa and on a high after wearing the number seven shirt for England on their run to the Euro 2020 final. After a slow start at City, Grealish ended his debut campaign strongly and will look to make a good impression in England’s final four fixtures of the season in the coming fortnight.
Assessing Grealish’s first season, Southgate noted that, while public opinion of City’s number 10 has changed, he has spotted the tactical and personal development in Grealish over the last nine months.
Read more from Southgate here.
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