Raheem Sterling showboating is not Pep Guardiola’s style, says Man City legend

first_imgFormer Manchester City striker Shaun Goater is not surprised by Pep Guardiola’s angry reaction to Raheem Sterling’s showboating during the 3-1 victory over Untied.Sterling angered Juan Mata with a series of step-overs in stoppage time and Guardiola gave his winger a very public ticking-off at the full-time whistle. REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? “His particular chance, I think nine out of ten players hit that first time, but he takes a touch across and that takes all of the defenders out of the picture because they’re desperate to get that block in.“When they lose the ball, can they win it back immediately? David Silva is instrumental in that as well, he’s always there backing up the forwards when they press to win balls back.” MONEY BEST OF “I think it’s just the confidence they’re in, they probably didn’t see it as taking the mickey, they probably thought ‘we’re keeping the ball, you can’t get it, this is the level we’re at.’”City taught their neighbours a footballing lesson at the Etihad as goals from David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan sealed a comfortable victory despite a second-half penalty from Anthony Martial.The effervescent David Silva was exceptional once again and Goater, who made 189 appearances for City, believes the Spaniard will go down as one of the greatest in the club’s history. 3 huge blow Mata was unimpressed with Sterling’s antics The City boss later warned Sterling not to indulge in such antics, saying: “He made some movements with the legs, we can avoid it, but he is young, he can improve.”Goater believes showboating goes against Guardiola’s philosophy, but argues Sterling probably didn’t mean to be disrespectful.“The boys are just really enjoying themselves,” he told talkSPORT.“Young Phil Foden was part of that little keep-ball in the corner; it was like five versus four in a telephone box.“It seemed like a bit of mickey taking but it’s just the level of confidence.“One thing I get from watching City and Guardiola is that he wouldn’t want his players to take the mickey out of top professionals. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade “He is just a delight to watch,” Goater added.“He makes it look so easy. For someone who isn’t the tallest, he just dominates games with his composure and calmness. ADVICE Guardiola warned Sterling against showboating center_img RANKED 3 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move David Silva ran the game at the Etihad Latest Football News 3 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card no dice REVEALED last_img