Tuesday, July 6, 2010
DA SMITHY CODE... decoding the sport soundbyte
Spanish coach Vicente Del Bosque on misfiring striker Fernando Torres
“Fernando has not been helped by the team not clicking at times, but we’re very happy with his work.”
What he actually means:
“Si, Fernando has been crap – he does play for Liverpool after all – but I have to justify his continued selection based solely on the chance he could re-reproduce a moment of that European Cup-winning magic. Who cares if, at the moment, it looks as though he couldn't score with just Robert Green to beat, at least it looks like he’s running around the field a lot.