Ian Wright claimed he would have tried to steal Gabriel Jesus’ goal just like Raheem Sterling did in Manchester City’s 6-0 win over Watford.
Man City manager Pep Guardiola was pictured after the win against the Hornets lecturing Sterling and the attacker revealed on Twitter that his boss was just telling him he shouldn’t have tried to pinch Jesus’ goal.
“He just said I shouldn’t have tried to steal that first goal,” wrote the player on his personal Twitter account.
Sterling’s reveal prompted Wright to respond to share that he would have done the exact same thing if he had been in the Man City player’s position.
I would of ????
— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) May 19, 2019
It’s hard to know if Sterling is joking or not. Guardiola was clearly lecturing the Man City winger after the game but surely it was nothing to do with the attacker cheekily trying to claim Jesus’ goal as his own. Yet while it’s unclear whether Sterling’s comment was tongue-in-cheek, Wright seems to take the remarks seriously. Jesus scored the second goal of Man City’s comfortable win in the FA Cup final over Watford on Saturday but it was unclear whether the ball had crossed the line when Sterling whacked it even further into the net. However while the goal not being credited to Sterling means he didn’t get a hat-trick on Saturday, it isn’t really a big deal. What is important is that Man City lifted the FA Cup and completed their historic domestic treble. The only way Sterling trying to poach his teammate’s goal would have been an issue is if Jesus had a problem with it, yet the Brazilian appeared to be amused by the winger’s antics.