Manchester City fans are fuming with Sadio Mane after he claimed he will not change his style of play, amidst controversy about diving from Pep Guardiola.
With the two set to clash this Sunday, the war of words has seemingly got into full swing this week and it is only adding to the tension ahead of the game.
Mane has now replied to the Guardiola’s jibe about simulation, but he has stated he will not change his methods.
The Liverpool star told The Guardian: “To be honest I don’t have any problem about it. For sure, it can happen in football and we have seen many people, some diving and get penalties, some got a penalty and the referee didn’t give it. That’s football. You have to deal with it.
“[I will keep doing] like I’m always doing. It’s what I want to keep doing. If I get a penalty, yeah it’s a penalty. If no penalty, no penalty, but [it will never] change the way I’m playing or the way I’m doing my things.”
As you would imagine, City fans are fuming at Mane after his controversial statement. One fan called him a “peerless cheat”, whilst another fan said his words were “embarrassing”.
The Liverpool star has been in sensational form this season, as he and Mohamed Salah lead the way as the club’s top scorers with eight goals. Guardiola may have just been playing his famous mind games with the Senegal international and it will be interesting to see how this one plays out on Sunday.
Here’s what the City fans have had to say about his recent quotes…
— Kai (@BlueCitizenn) November 7, 2019
A Total Contradiction … I would Dive Again , But I Do not Dive …. errrmm … Tell you What Just carry on CHEATING.
Can’t Stand CHEATS !!
— Al Wilkinson (@albowilko) November 7, 2019
I mean even the @fa cant ignore it when looking at a VAR of him inside the box on sunday
— D. Clark (@D_Clark19) November 7, 2019
No you just fall over
— Michael watts (@mikewatts0610) November 7, 2019
Every time he goes down, like all the Liverpool player’s his arms go up in the air like the Platoon front cover shot. If you are really tripped your arms automatically go forward to stop you falling. He’s a cheat.
— Elliot Alderson 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏴 (@McFc_Winners) November 7, 2019
What a total CHEAT embarrassing
— Amy (@willbuxton2004) November 7, 2019
Not the sharpest knife in the draw, nor the brightest bulb in the box, but a first class diver and peerless cheat.
— David Walker (@djwskyblu) November 7, 2019
— KOmat (@komatsola) November 7, 2019
The look of a man who’s never dove in his life pic.twitter.com/TiI9uzOhCb
— TheMCFCdon (@mcfc_don) November 7, 2019