Tiger Punch, September 28th Former Manchester City defender Richards recently accepted an interview with Sky Sports. In the interview, he praised Sun Xingmin. Richards said that Sun Xingmin is indeed very good, his finishing ability is very good, and his performance is very calm. Richards also said that Sun Xingmin is a player at the same level as De Bruyne and Mane. Finally, Richards talked about Manchester City's defense. He believes that the performance of the Manchester City defenders does not match their worth.
Richards mentioned: "Sun Xingmin's current state is really great. His performance is incredible. When I played under Blues, Bruce taught me how to defend Sun Xingmin and other outstanding offensive players. "
"Some defensive players may want to defend a good player like Sun Xingmin in a one-on-one manner, but when you meet such a player, anything you do is meaningless."
"Because offensive players like Sun Xingmin can always find offensive space, he will go around behind the defensive players."
"The thing I like most about Sun Xingmin is his calm performance in front of goal. Have you ever seen Sun Xingmin miss opportunities? He rarely misses opportunities. Obviously, Sun Xingmin is now one of Tottenham's important players."
"People are talking about De Bruyne and Mane, and in my opinion, Sun Xingmin is also among the top players in the Premier League. His level is not worse than Mane and De Bruyne."
"To be honest, it is a lucky thing for Tottenham to have Sun Xingmin, and he is definitely a valuable asset for Tottenham."
Manchester City lost to Leicester City 2-5 at home. After the game, Richards also talked about his views on Manchester City. He criticized the performance of the Manchester City defender. Richards said: "Man City’s The defense did not perform well enough. Kyle Walker has always been the first choice of the England national team at the right back position, and he is also considered a player who performed well in the Manchester City defense."
"But the problem is that these Manchester City defenders are all very valuable. Manchester City spent 50 million pounds to introduce Benjamin Mendy, 50 million pounds to buy Walker, and 50 million pounds to introduce Stones, Kansai Low spent £60 million for Manchester City. They also signed Ruben Diaz for £55 million."
"But the performance of the Manchester City defenders did not meet expectations. Their performance did not meet the value of 50 million pounds. I think they should have done better."
"In my opinion, Manchester City's defenders are very passive in the game, they are not active enough, not active enough."
"There is another problem. Manchester City defenders like to rush forward too much, and they should have held their position better."
"Of course, Manchester City is a team that focuses on possession. People are talking about Rodri's passing, but Rodri did not do a good job defensively."
"When Fernandinho left the field, I knew there would be problems with the Manchester City midfield defense. Rodri could not read the game like Fernandinho, and his defensive ability was not that strong."
"So after Fernandinho went off the field, Manchester City's defensive problems became bigger and their defense also exposed more problems."
"To be honest, Manchester City's defense is embarrassing. It is really embarrassing to score five goals by Leicester City at home. Manchester City's defense is indeed too unstable."
"Everyone is talking about Manchester City's defense. I think the current Manchester City defense is very chaotic, and Guardiola has a lot to do."