Manchester City fans have taken to Twitter in anger after hearing what Aston Villa boss Dean Smith said about the Citizens.
In his pre-match press conference ahead of Everton’s trip to Villa Park, Smith was asked what a side has to do to compete with Pep Guardiola’s men.
Smith said: “Spend an awful lot of money I suppose.”
🗣"Spend an awful lot of money I suppose." 🤣— Football Daily (@footballdaily) May 12, 2021
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith says what a side has to do to compete with Manchester City next season after they secured their 5th PL title pic.twitter.com/CX7DGFLHyS
Now, this hasn’t gone down well at all with the Manchester City fans.
A few of them hit back by bringing up the amount Smith has spent at Villa Park in recent seasons.
The Villans have spent nowhere near the amount Manchester City have.
However, they have spent big at times.
Some Manchester City fans also used Villa’s lucky escape against Sheffield United as a stick to beat Smith with.
Back in June 2020, in what was a crucial game for Villa’s survival hopes, the Blades scored a perfectly good goal, but HawkEye’s goal-line technology wasn’t working at the time.
Villa escaped with a crucial point, and eventually survived the drop.
If these Manchester City fans waited a little bit, they would’ve heard Smith go on to praise them – the money comment was clearly tongue-in-cheek.
Nevertheless, let’s see what they’ve been saying about his remark…
top 4 spenders in the league lol— l mcfc (@l__mcfc) May 13, 2021
if money = success and it’s as simple as that then shouldn’t you be fighting for top 4 Dean ?
Spent 250M in the last 3 seasons and almost got Relegated thanks to goal line technology and var being asleep https://t.co/7GGkf2lFEq— Lehlohonolo Papo (@papomcfc) May 13, 2021
Hasn’t he spent over £300 million in the last two seasons, and only stayed up last season thanks to goal line technology not working?— 🇧🇼 (@okayokay12321) May 13, 2021
What an idiot!.. didn’t this clown 🤡 spend money and almost got relegated if not for VAR incompetence?— KOO (@Gundolorian) May 13, 2021
Is he really going there ? 😂😂 130m and should be in the Championship. https://t.co/rvTXeUToOn— Chris (@bardo_8) May 13, 2021
£150 million just for Goal-line technology to save them from relegation last year. An awful lot of luck. https://t.co/lkNGrNsNRI— 𝐀𝐥𝐟𝐢𝐞 🇬🇧🇧🇼 (@mcfcalfie) May 13, 2021