Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcantara not fully impressed by Manchester City football
Posted: 7 March 2018 Time: 20:00
Bayern Munich playmaker Thiago Alcantara says he'd prefer watching Lionel Messi in action over Pep Guardiola's Manchester City side who are romping towards the Premier League title.
The Citizens have earned plaudits around Europe for the expansive style of play and remain on course for a record points tally in their venture towards Guardiola's first league title in English football.
However, Thiago, who played under the Spanish tactician says the Sky Blues don't 'wow' him, in the same way that former FC Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi consistently does.
"City are playing amazingly, "the 26-year-old told ESPN FC. "But I don't think 'wow.' [Only] Messi makes me go 'wow.'"
In reference to the UEFA Champions League and who he'd like to face in the quarter-finals with Die Roten, the Spain international midfielder was blunt in his response.
"Barcelona, Real Madrid, City: There are many teams you'd want to play against. But no team has impressed me. They are football players, like us. We just have to compete and see who is better at that moment."