Michael Owen's analysis of Kelechi Iheanacho's goal has befuddled people
He did score, Michael...
Michael Owen was a top tier player before injuries took their toll, but it's safe to say he is not a top tier pundit.
During the half-time break at London Road today, where League One Peterborough welcomed Leicester City, Owen made one of his most baffling comments yet.
Leicester went into the break 3-0 up thanks to a debut goal from Fousseni Diabate and a brace from Kelechi Iheanacho. For Iheanacho's second, Harvey Barnes was in acres of space, shouting for the striker to pass him the ball, but Leicester's number 8 had no intention of playing him through and expertly slotted the ball into the bottom corner of the goal.
Despite the fact that he scored, Michael Owen still insisted that Iheanacho should have passed to Barnes. Unsurprisingly people found this amusing and bemusing in equal measure.
*iheanacho Scored a great goal for Leicester, being analysed by pundits at half time*. Michael Owen: He should’ve passed. Other presenter: But he scored. Michael Owen: He still should’ve passed. 🧐
— Fdterranean (@Frediterranean) January 27, 2018
‘’Should have passed’’. (He scored)
‘’Wrong decision to shoot’’ (He scored). pic.twitter.com/xkKbjK3AR0
— Joe Shepps (@joe_sheppp) January 27, 2018
It wasn't Michael Owen's finest hour with a microphone, to say the least. It's all the more surprising that he would come out with such a comment having been a goal-hungry striker in his hay day. Perhaps having hung up his boots, he analyses the game with a less single-minded approach.
I wonder how Owen would react if someone suggested he should have passed to Paul Scholes in 1998.