Monday, 17 January 2011
Merson makes a mug of Tragic Johnson
Merse had this to say about Johnson:
“Johnson’s job is to play football and defend for Liverpool. His job isn’t to get on Twitter, start having a go at me and bringing up my past. He didn’t talk about all of the medals I’ve won, he was only interested in calling me an alcoholic and a drug addict.
Personally, I think he embarrassed himself. If you are playing for one of the greatest clubs in the world and earning £80,000 a week, why are you worrying about a drug addict and alcoholic? I hope he has sat down and said to himself, “That wasn’t right.” He could easily have called me up this week to have a chat. If I felt I had said something wrong, I would have found his number to call him and say sorry.
But his reaction reminded me of a spoilt little kid who throws his toys out of the pram the minute someone annoys him. He also called me an average footballer and, to be fair, that’s his opinion. If that’s his honest opinion, then I can’t deny him that. But at the same time – and I’m not blowing my own trumpet – I don’t think there would be many people who would share the same opinion.”
What's actually more impressive about Merse is that much of what he achieved was while being hungover and two stones too heavy. When talking about mediocrity Johnson should look closer to home, at himself and his team.
Merse V Liverpool
Merse V Man Utd
Merse v Sheff Weds
Merse V Leeds
Merse V Chelsea
Paul Merson Honours:
Division One/Prem 1989(37 appearances)
Divison One/Prem 1991 (37 appearances)
European Cup Winners Cup
EUFA Super Cup
PFA young player of the year
Football League Division 1
Glen Johnson Honours
Premier League 2005 (16 appearances )
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