DeBruyne defends Guardiola’s unusual tactics
Manchester City star Kevin DeBruyne believes that Guardiola’s approach, will definitely help the Citizens to secure a win against Barcelona, despite their loss to Luiz Enrique’s side in the first leg.
DeBruyne believes City played well, despite the shock 4-0 loss to the Catalans and he also insists that all hope is not lost as they prepare to face Messi led Barca in November.
“We know what’s going to happen, that people are going to say it’s bad, but I see it differently,” he said. “People can say whatever they want, but this is the way we need to play and we will win a lot of games like this.
“I don’t think we played a bad game. We know what people are going to say, that we were bad, that we didn’t create anything, but I think [they] feel differently.
“Obviously if you lose 4-0 it’s bad, but I think the way we want to play is the good way, even a good team like Barcelona didn’t have it so easy as people thought.”
“Yeah why not?” he replied when asked about the possibility of beating Barca. “Obviously people are going to say we’re never going to win but I don’t care what people say. We’ll just do the same and I’m sure we’ll be ready for this game.”
Manchester City and Juventus target PSG Youngster
According L’Equipe, Manchester City and Juventus have set their sights on budding PSG star Moussa Diaby and will even get into a bidding war, should the need arise.
The 17-year old has been quite impressive at the youth level of PSG. His dazzling performance, earned him the U-18 call up for his country, France.
His current contract ends in 2018. It is expected that PSG will attempt to extend his contract and perhaps offer him a new deal. If they fail to do so or fail to impress the young man with a deal worthy of his talent, Manchester City or Juventus will be there to offer him a better one.
Onazi takes drastic step against Lazio over unpaid wages
Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi, has taken his former club Lazio, to FIFA, over outstanding salaries, which the Serie A side has refused to pay.
The 26-year old says, he was forced to take such a drastic step because Lazio, a club where he played for 5 years, turned a deaf hear to his request, which he sent via his lawyer, two months ago.
“We have no option but to go to FIFA to ask the disciplinary committee to act on Lazio’s refusal to pay me,” Onazi told BBC Sport.
“My agent and lawyer have written to Lazio, but after two months we have heard nothing from the club.
“We all conclude that the only ideal thing to do is to approach FIFA to enable me get what I worked for.”
Onazi who currently plays for Trabzonspor, scored seven goals in 110 appearances in his five year stay at Lazio.