Argentina and Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has broken silence over the decision of UEFA to ban Manchester City.
Naija News had earlier reported that the English Premier League side, was handed a two-season ban from the Champions League and all UEFA competitions.
Manchester United was found guilty of breaching their club licensing and financial fair play regulations.
Messi while reacting to the development said UEFA’s decision to ban Man City was surprising.
He further stated that it would be strange for the Premier League champions not to take part in the competition for the next two seasons.
“UEFA’s decision to ban Manchester City is surprising,” Messi told Mundo Deportivo.
“Nobody expected something so strong like that to happen to Pep Guardiola’s side.”
“Well, it will be strange for everyone at the end of the final appeal if Man City cannot play in Europe for two seasons.”