Alex Scott Questions Whether Lionel Messi Would Get In Manchester City's Team
Sky Sports pundit Alex Scott has been the subject of a lot of Twitter reaction after the former England Women's international questioned whether Lionel Messi would get into the current Manchester City team.
Scott, who has quickly become one of Sky's best pundits, was talking on Goals on Sunday and pondering whether at 32-years-old the five time Ballon d'Or winner could keep up the high tempo required to keep up with the high press.
The suggestion didn't go down well on Twitter:
Alex Scott whilst presenting Goal on Sunday just said "would Messi, with his levels even get into a Pep team?"- SimonBrundish (@SimonBrundish) August 11, 2019
I like her, but....Merson levels that
Puzzling questions from Alex Scott on Goals on Sunday so far...- Ross Brady (@RossBrady29) August 11, 2019
Would Lionel Messi get into this City team?
*After buying a left back and a flying winger for over £100m*
With the signing of David Luiz, do you think Arsenal will be wanting to play a back 3 this season?
alex scott just said that lionel messi wouldn't get into this man city team jesus christ woman pic.twitter.com/OrvD613Wky- Jay (@ftbIjay) August 11, 2019
Did Alex Scott really say Messi wouldn't get into the City team right now? :joy::joy::joy: Coutinho & Suarez ripped the PL up & have you seen how ordinary they look playing with him now? I like her but that's a sackable offence.- Alistair B (@abworth2813) August 11, 2019
Alex Scott questioning if Messi would get into this City team pic.twitter.com/14sj1X6hLj- Legend Eski ( Matt ) (@LegendEskimoBoy) August 11, 2019
Apparently Alex Scott is out here saying Messi couldn't get into the Man City team. City are good but they're not at the Barcelona 2010 level yet.- Ballon d'Or & MVP Season :flag_black:☠️ (@SplashBruvas) August 11, 2019
Alex Scott is no bad but that comment about messi is wild she's lost the plot :joy::joy::joy::joy:- stephenHarvey (@mucker_cfc1888) August 11, 2019
Alex Scott: "Messi wouldn't get into this Man City team"- Karun Sharma (@KaSh99Money) August 11, 2019
Alex Scott saying Lionel Messi wouldn't get in the City team. Am I hearing this right or am I still drunk? WTF? :joy: #GoS- Liam Brady (@Brady15x) August 11, 2019
Guardiola's side kicked off their league season on Saturday with a 5-0 walloping of West Ham, at the London Stadium, with VAR denying them a sixth by mere centimeters.
The hosts had a good first half and put pressure on the reigning Premier League champions but the second half was all one way traffic.
City's ability to put pressure on the opposition defence by pressing, the reason Scott asked the question, was partially behind their impressive second 45 minutes.
In truth Messi is still all action for Barcelona and is so good that even Guardiola would likely let him off some of the hard work.