Shearer: Messi is the reason Man City won't win the quadruple

The former Newcastle striker is afraid that Messi will derail City in the UCL final

Shearer ha llegado a una conclusión: El principal escollo para que Guardiola lo gane todo es Lionel Messi
Shearer ha llegado a una conclusión: El principal escollo para que Guardiola lo gane todo es Lionel Messi | AFP

Former Newcastle striker Alan Shearer thinks Man City’s bid to win the quadruple will be foiled by Lionel Messi.

Rubén Hidalgo

“Looking at the Champions League draw, if Pep Guardiola's side make the final then I would expect Barca to be their opponents in Madrid, and I don't think they would beat them,” said Shearer, a BBC pundit nowadays.

“It would be a great game, but any team with Messi playing for them would be the favourites.”

Shearer spoke about City’s hopes in the competition.

“They should get past Tottenham in the quarter-finals, although Tuesday's first leg at Spurs' new stadium will be a big occasion and it is going to be tough for them,” explained the former hitman.

“Get through that and it is either Juventus or Ajax in the semi-finals. Again, there is no easy option there, so it is definitely going to be the hardest competition for them to win.

“I believe they could win the other three trophies but, on top of everything else, the Champions League could be too much for them.”


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