After watching City kick off the defence of their Premier League title with a 5-0 demolition of West Ham, the Sky Sports pundit claimed Lionel Messi would struggle to fit into Pep Guardiola’s side.
Her comments were widely criticised, with many pointing to the fact Barcelona played a similar style to City when Guardiola was at the Nou Camp helm.
A barrage of social media abuse soon came Scott’s way, which she responded to on Twitter.
She tweeted: "Would 'todays' Messi fit into the Manchester City Team? Of course, he could...
"But the point on the show, which I thought would be interesting to debate was...
"Would Pep have to change City's high-intensity style of play to fit Messi in? And if so, WOULD HE??"
Scott’s initial questioning of whether Messi would start for City was the result of Guardiola’s side implementing a high-pressing game against the Hammers.
She said: “Just looking at how Pep (Guardiola) plays the game now, everyone is high press, 100 per cent, tempo. So I don't know whether that would just be a question.
Alex Scott has explained her recent comments about Lionel Messi
The point on the show, which I thought would be interesting to debate was... Would Pep have to change City's high-intensity style of play to fit Messi in? And if so, WOULD HE??
"Yes I understand, Messi is Messi, he's going to win you games, but just seeing how every single player for City is pressing, closing down, it's a different tempo."
A hat-trick from Raheem Sterling and goals from Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero fired City to the top of the Premier League table.
Guardiola was blown away by Sterling’s display, so much so he believes the England international is good to enough to up front.
“Since we start the season in China, then the Community Shield and then today he has scored one goal minimum per game,” he said after Saturday’s victory.
“In his first days he played as a striker and for me, a striker will be an incredible position for him.
“But he can play in three positions up front. I think in the first half he played at the same level as the team.
“And then in the second-half, he played at the same level as the team.”
City will next be in action on Saturday evening, welcoming Tottenham to the Etihad.