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Micah Richards Completely Mugged Off Gary Lineker After Alexander Isak Didn't Have A Clue Who He Was

Josh Lawless

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Micah Richards Completely Mugged Off Gary Lineker After Alexander Isak Didn't Have A Clue Who He Was

Micah Richards mugged off Gary Lineker live on BBC one after Sweden striker Alexander Isak admitted he really didn't know much about the England legend.

Isak has been one of the most exciting talents at Euro 2020 so far, putting in impressive performances against Spain and Slovakia - earning UEFA's 'Star of the Match' in his most recent outing.

The Real Sociedad striker has received plenty of praise for his displays, with Lineker thoroughly impressed and backing him to get a big move this summer.

Isak was then asked about Lineker's comments in a post-match press conference but looked incredibly bemused and evidently had little knowledge about the 1986 World Cup Golden Boot winner.

"I am not that aware of him. It's an old player working in the studio?" Isak said.

"I wasn't born then but I have a little bit of knowledge about him."

We were all waiting for Lineker's reaction and it was Richards who forced a response form the Match of the Day present during BBC's coverage of Spain vs Poland on Saturday night.

The former Manchester City defender requested the footage be shown and set it up beautifully.

Lineker responded: "I said really nice things about him! An 'old player in the studio?'"

Of course Richards quickly erupted into his trademark cackle and added: "How does it feel when no-one knows you? Now you know how I feel!"

Lineker is indeed a bit before Isak's time but he did score 330 career goals in his career - as well famously never receiving a red or yellow card.


Sweden will be looking for Isak to do the business in their final group game against Poland on Wednesday, as they hope to advance to the knockout stages.

In 2020/21, Isak was named as the Young Player of the Year in La Liga after scoring 17 goals.

Topics: Gary Lineker, Micah Richards, Football, Euro 2020, Sweden, Alexander Isak

Josh Lawless
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