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Friday 24 February 2017

Roy Keane: 'I wouldn't watch Manchester City play in my back garden'

Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Manchester City's Vincent Kompany
Manchester City's Vincent Kompany

Roy Keane branded Manchester City as Champions League no-hopers after he suggested their players lack the right attitude to challenge the best teams for the biggest prize in European football.

City strolled into the last eight of the Champions League for the first time in their history after 3-1 aggregate win against Dynamo Kiev, yet their dour display in a 0-0 draw in the second leg of the tie on Tuesday night not impressing the always demanding Keane.

Delivering a verdict as only he can in his role as an ITV pundit, Keane pulled few punches as he tore shreds of City's under-performing players.

"In the last week, you watch their performances against Liverpool, Norwich and Kiev and watching those games has been torture," stated a typically cutting Keane, reflecting on a trio of games in which City have failed to score.

"Against Kiev, you can say the hard work was done in the first leg, but there is still responsibility on the players to go and perform and when Man City are in that mood, I wouldn't go and watch them play in my back garden.

"Poor attitude, you should still have a desire to go and win a game of football against Kiev.

"The idea that City can go and win the tournament, they are all in cuckoo land."

If only the ever jovial Keano would indulge us with some forthright thoughts from time to time......

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