Ex-City and England manager, Sven-Goran Eriksson has come out to beg Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne to stay at Manchester City and resist the temptation of Real Madrid.
Sven recently revealed that even if both players can choose their own destiny, they must know that they are already playing at the highest level in domestic club football.
According to him, they should also consider the fact that not too many people watch Spanish football while the Premier League is undoubtedly the best league in the world.
He added that it would be disastrous if Pep quits Man City before the contract finishes as it will not send out the right message.
His words, “Well, they will play for Real Madrid if they want to do it, but I would be disappointed,”
“I don’t know – I really hope they stay in England. When you look at it so far, and for many years now, the Premier League is the best league in the world, no doubts about that – most popular, the best league to see.
“Other leagues are good, but how many people are looking at Spanish football if it’s not Barcelona or Real Madrid, maybe Atletico Madrid? I don’t think many.
“Bundesliga, it’s a little bit the same if [Borussia] Dortmund’s not playing, if Bayern [Munich] is not playing, are you sitting looking at it? In England it’s different because any team can beat any other team. It’s good football and it’s always a fight, a good fight in England.”
On Pep, “Of course it’s important,”
“He’s considered one of the best, if not the best coach in the world. He has been so for a long time.
“To lose him before the contract finishes would be bad for Manchester City: bad for the fans, bad for the players, bad for the club. Not sending out a good message. I hope they will do everything to try to keep him at least until the contract finishes.”
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