Ég veit ekki með ykkur, en ég ELSKA að lesa fréttir af blaðamannafundi Kenny Dalglish í gær. Hann stendur upp gegn FA og ver Suarez og aðra leikmenn Liverpool. Að mínu mati fullkomlega réttlætanlegt, enda voru atvik í þessum Fulham leik fullkomlega fáránleg.
Mæli með þessari frásögn af fundinum á Guardian. Hann ver Jay Spearing og talar svo um Bellamy og Dempsey atvikið, sem var eitt það fáránlegasta í leiknum:
“If you look at the way Craig Bellamy was being provoked [by Clint Dempsey] at Fulham you can only say his discipline was unbelievable. He didn’t commit a foul, he didn’t respond to the player shoving his head into his face, and yet he was the one to get booked. Once that happened we ended up having to take him off so we weren’t left with nine players.”
Og almennt um leikinn:
“We just want to be dealt with fairly,” Dalglish said. “We want the same rules to apply to us as to everyone else. At Fulham I think we got the short end of a lot of 50-50 decisions that on another night might have gone our way. Anyone watching the clips can see that for themselves.”
Og að lokum um Luis Suarez:
“The charge only landed yesterday afternoon and I have yet to speak to him about it, but everyone at this club will stand by him. We know what the truth is. Because he’s such a fantastic player, opponents who can’t stop him on the pitch find other ways to get at him. People are entitled to tackle him, but tackle him fairly. That’s all we are saying.
“People are just jumping on the bandwagon now and accusing him of this, that and everything else. He is happy here, happy in his environment, but we need the outstanding issues to be cleared up before we can start talking about the man as a footballer.”
Hann mótmælir einnig hversu fáránlegt það sé að þetta rasista mál sé enn óleyst núna NÍU vikum eftir leikinn gegn United. Það þarf enginn að segja mér annað en að þetta mál hafi áhrif á Suarez.
Suarez þarf auðvitað að læra að láta þetta ekki hafa áhrif á sig. Að mörgu leyti getur hann lært af því hvernig Cristiano Ronaldo lærði af reynslunni eftir HM (ekki 18 ára Ronaldo, sem var endalaust að væla, heldur sá sem varð smám saman næst besti leikmaður heims).