Former Arsenal glory Jens Lehmann offered a shocking statement in which he declared that the current English Premier League leaders Manchester City are nothing but an amateur team and that they didn’t deserve to go through to the Champions League knockout stage.
“Napoli have heart and passion and I liked them. It is good that they have gone through.
“We don’t want to see Manchester City in the Champions League.”
“They just make their opponents fall asleep with lots of possession. But to be honest, that is not tactically very demanding.”
“The way they play here is the way any amateur team plays, only not on such good grass.”
“They just pack men behind the ball, have five against two and just move the ball around. The goal then just comes from a fortunate circumstance.”
Even though Lehmann’s attack is somewhat unjust, you can see the frustration behind his statement. The former Arsenal glory was part of the team who went a whole season without losing one Premiership match and City did the same thing so far this season.