As fans and media alike have attempted to downplay Manchester City’s recent hot streak of form due to the financial resources of the club, the club itself has reportedly stated how it feels on the topic.
Reports Diario Sport and relayed by Sport Witness have revealed that those at Manchester City ‘do not apologise for having money’ because they are aware money alone cannot guarantee success.
Any sensible football expert will tell you, big money signings do not guarantee trophies. In reality, the money must be spent wisely and be combined with a solid coaching staff and backroom staff at the club.
For instance, if you compare the two clubs from Manchester, City and United. While City have splashed in the transfer market to the tune of £601.98 million in the past five seasons, the subsequent trophy haul has been a total of nine trophies.
For Manchester United, in those same five years the Old Trafford club have spent in a similar fashion, amounting to £484.88 million. However, the trophy haul during the same period was only four.
In the post-match press conference after Manchester City’s 2-0 defeat of Borussia Monchengladbach in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg, Pep Guardiola poked fun at the idea that his squad is only successful because of how expensive it is.
When asked what the secret to his team’s 19 game win streak, the City boss cheekily said this: “We have a lot of money to buy a lot of incredible players”
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