Roy Keane, the expert from ITV completely disregards Vincent Kompany’s comment that Barcelona were “there for the taking”. He replied to the Manchester City skipper saying that Kompany has got no clue what he is speaking about. Post Manchester City was defeated to Barcelona by 2-0 during the 1st leg of their final sixteen Champion League tie, Vincent Kompany commented that not in the slightest way were the opponents better than them.
Stressing of the fact that it was quite tough Vincent Company commented that at the point when it was 11 versus 11 between Manchester City and Barcelona, a little too much consideration was shown to them and team Barcelona were there just for the taking. He was bent upon the fact that Barcelona was definitely not one of the toughest competitions they had faced this season of the game regardless of the fantastic show Tata Martino’s team displayed at the Etihad.
However Vincent Kompany added that Barcelona as a team was extremely efficient and, their phenomenal team quality could be experienced very well, while playing against them. The team’s effort made it very hard to wrap up the game in their behalf.
Nevertheless, no matter how good a team they are, Barcelona is definitely not the team which put up the best show against them this season. He assured that if today’s match is similar as before and Manchester City can cleverly steer clear from unwanted fouls, then they still have a good chance of bagging the game. Roy Keane wasn’t much convinced though by the comments passed by Vincent Kompany, who said that the latter must be too tired post the game, and he isn’t much sure that Kompany knows what he is saying.
Former star of Manchester United Roy Keane says that Sir. Alex Ferguson has a massive ego and despite the Scottish tactician taking a step down from coaching the team, Keane believes that he is still trying to control Manchester United.
Roy Keane played with the Manchester United jersey for 12 years and after things got sour with Ferguson in 2005, Keane had to leave United. Keane spoke in a documentary and claimed that despite the large time he has spent working and playing together with Sir. Alex Ferguson in Manchester United, his relationship with him is non-existent.
In Sir. Alex Ferguson’s autobiography that he released not too long ago, he praised Roy Keane for “covering every blade of grass” in the 1999 Champions League semi-final second leg against Juventus. Even though Ferguson was praising Keane, the former player of United said that he was insulted by that.
Keane added: “Stuff like that almost insults me. I get offended when people give quotes like that about me. It’s like praising the postman for delivering letters.”
The 42 years old Irish assistant football manager of Republic of Ireland had to take an abrupt departure with Manchester United after his relation with Ferguson got out of control and he claimed that it was a horrible way to end things.
“Of course I was upset: I did shed a few tears in my car for about two minutes.
“But I also told myself I had to get on with my life. I walked out with nothing, I had no club lined up and I was injured. I told David Gill I had been injured playing for Man United’’.
“Of course I was upset: I did shed a few tears in my car for about two minutes. But I also told myself I had to get on with my life. I could have played for Manchester United easily for another couple of years.”
This has been a big week for the duo of Martin O’ Neill and Roy Keane as they joined together to manage the Republic of Ireland national team hoping to bring the squad into new heights.
Talking about the recent partnership O’Neill said with a smile: “Well, I think I’m the bad cop and he’s the bad, bad cop.
“We’re excited by it. It looks like we’ve something to go with. I’m looking forward to it greatly.”
Keane added: “It’s fantastic news. I’m honored that Martin has asked me to come and help him with the team.
“I’m honored that Martin has asked me to go and help with the team. I’m very excited. I might not look it, but I am. I look forward to working with the players and trying to get to the Euros.”
It was later revealed that O’Neill had originally asked Keane to become his assistant and the partnership has received nothing but praise and lifted the expectations of the future of Irish football.
The combination of O’Neill’s analytical mind and the perseverance of not losing of Roy Keane may just need that the Irish squad is in need at the moment.
Keane was sacked when he was coaching Ipswich back in 2011 but turned things around when he went to coach Sunderland as he had a successful time with the English club.
The Irish national team is going through tough time as they failed to qualify for the 2014 World Cup which ended up with their manager Giovanni Trapattoni being taken off from his position in September and now O’Neill will take charge alongside Keane as they are expected to be unveiled in a press conference on Saturday.