Nemanja Matic responds to Roy Keane’s criticism

Andy Mattioli

Roma midfielder Nemanja Matic was recently criticized by Manchester United legend Roy Keane for admitting that United would always have a place in his heart just like Chelsea and Benfica.

Keane questioned the sincerity of this statement, which caused Matic to hit back at him in a recent interview with The Times.

“I have respect for what he has done but he needs to understand that football has changed,” Matic told the English newsapaper.

“If I played for Chelsea, I cannot say I hate them. I cannot be angry when I’m talking to the press after the game.”

“The way he behaved on pitch, 70 per cent of it is a red card today. You cannot throw a punch when all the cameras in the world are there. The real hero is when you go out on the street and say something, but he was always very nice with me, so what he says in public, to be honest, I don’t really care. I know what I’ve done in my career and I’m very happy.”

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