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Chris Sutton crossed the line with his criticism of me - Man City defender Mangala

Manchester City star Eliaquim Mangala has stated that Chris Sutton crossed the line with his harsh comments about him.

Former Blackburn Rovers star Sutton slammed the Frenchman by stating that 'you cannot give someone a brain' ahead of City's Champions League quarter-finals clash against Paris Saint-Germain.

Mangala actually put in a fine performance on the night and hit back at Sutton on Twitter by thanking him for the motivation.

Now the 25-year old has gone on to speak regarding his response to Sutton and has stated that the pundit showed him a lack of respect by making such a harsh comment.

He told The Telegraph: "I think everyone has the right to make a comment, that's what football is all about. But there is a line that you go up to.

"I think it's fair to criticise people's performances on the field but if you refer to stuff that's not to do with on-field activity then maybe it's a lack of respect.

"When a lack of respect is shown then it goes beyond the normal situation. That makes it different. Because people expect more when you play for Manchester City, when you play for a top team and when your price is expensive.

"But that does not mean you don't have respect for the player. It's fine to criticise the performance but there is that limit. And that's it. Everybody has to respect what we do. Criticise for the performance? No problem. Sometimes I watch them twice. I analyse what I have to do and I am the first to criticise myself. So I don't have a problem with other people criticising me."

Sarad Bade Shrestha
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