Fabregas - an example

June 30, 2008 01:00

It pains me to say it (Gooner and all that) but Cesc Fabregas deserves every credit both for his football and how he has conducted himself during Euro 08. Left on the bench at the start, it's easy to think of other players who would have sulked their way through the tournament. Instead, he has been an example to them. And his comments last night were bang on:

It's a long time since [we have seen] a team of that quality, trying to play football and put the ball on the ground and create chances and play beautiful football...I don't think I have seen any teams like that having success. Finally, football has the success it deserves. This the best day of my life as a football player.

My one reservation about wanting Spain to win was their vile, racist manager. But their football was wonderful and the players can't be blamed for their manager's attitudes.

As for his now former Gooner teammate, Jens Lehmann: what a graceless, horrible man. Some of his keeping in the tournament was comically bad, and he blamed Germany's loss on a bent ref:

The referee was a catastrophe and sometimes I think it is fixed when I see such a referee, who is biased and not correct in his decisions.

June 30, 2008 01:00

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