Sadio Mane has received jokes.
After Pep Guardiola advised that the Liverpool ahead likes to dive, conveniently forward of first place Liverpool host his second place Man Metropolis at Anfield on Sunday (Watch dwell, 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com), Jurgen Klopp defended Mane and said he isn’t a diver.
Requested if Guardiola and Man Metropolis are fearful about going through unbeaten Liverpool this weekend, right here’s what Mane stated…
“Possibly. I don’t know. You guys know greater than me. The one factor I can say I shall be for certain prepared for the workforce, to present all the pieces attainable, and to assist my workforce,” Mane stated. “If it may very well be a penalty for certain I’ll ‘dive’ once more. If the dive will give me a penalty then I’ll do it to get it again. Why not? However what Jurgen stated is right. I don’t dive.”
In essence Mane is saying that he would dive to get a penalty kick, however it was together with his tongue positioned firmly in his cheek. All of this speak got here up after he was booked for simulation in Liverpool 2-1 win at Aston Villa, and Mane has historical past of profitable loads of penalty kicks.
“[I will keep doing] like I’m all the time doing. It’s what I wish to preserve doing. If I get a penalty, yeah it’s a penalty. If no penalty, no penalty, however [it will never] change the way in which I’m enjoying or the way in which I’m doing my issues,” Mane stated.
His tempo typically will get him previous defenders after which they’ve a choice to make. Often they make a foul one. That’s not Mane’s fault.
On a extra critical notice, does Mane imagine Guardiola is attempting to affect the officers forward of the sport?
“I believe it’s a bit intelligent from him to get the eye of the referee however I’ll simply play my soccer like I’m all the time doing,” Mane added. “I don’t take note of what he’s saying as a result of it’s a part of soccer. It doesn’t make something for me. Regardless that I noticed him commenting about it, what he stated, for me, I believe it’s optimistic …”
If Mane goes down within the field this Sunday it is going to be intriguing to see how the referees react.