Andrei Kanchelskis, the former manager of Navbahor Namangan in the Uzbekistan Super League and a former Manchester City striker, has shared his thoughts on the upcoming clash between Manchester City and Newcastle United at St James’ Park in the EPL Carabao Cup.
It’s worth noting that in their recent Premier League encounter, Manchester City secured a hard-fought victory over Newcastle United with a narrow 1-0 scoreline. As Kanchelskis assesses the Newcastle United player squad and their recent performance, he anticipates that tonight’s match will pose a significant challenge for Manchester City.
He said: “The richest team in the world will play against a less rich team. Money is money, but I think it will be more difficult for Manchester to play away because Newcastle is on the rise now.
“Newcastle will give a serious fight in this game. I’m looking forward to an interesting match. Previously, they understood that City was the favourite, but now the chances with them are 50 to 50. Now everyone is careful when playing against Man City, trying not to play open football. “I expect a productive match, but not with a score of 0:8 (laughs). Both will score.”
Internationally, Kanchelskis represented both the Soviet Union and later the Russian national team after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. He participated in the 1994 FIFA World Cup with the Russian national team.
Andrei Kanchelskis was known for his attacking prowess and played a key role in the clubs he represented during his career. After retiring from professional football, he has been involved in coaching and various football-related activities.