You can understand why players could be upset at leaving Arsenal, especially when it’s for a smaller team but David Bentley and Lassana Diarra take it to another level.
Last week it was reported that David Bentley was “close to quitting football” and that he “lost his love for football” during his time at Arsenal. The poor guy had this to say:
“When I was at Arsenal I lost my love for the game. I sat down one day and thought: ‘I go to work, yet I don’t want to’
“When you you’re not enjoying yourself it doesn’t matter whether you are at a top club or not. If you don’t enjoy your time, what’s the point?
“It crossed my mind that football might not be for me. I thought about what I really wanted to do.”
Yeah, I really feel for the guy.
It must be so hard being a professional footballer. Nevermind that millions across the world would kill to be in his profession, and that he is being paid ridiculous amounts of money while the fans work hard to afford tickets just to attend the games.
Seriously, is this guy completely deluded? Many players have career-ending injuries before they even get their chance at the big time and this t*sser is moaning about not enjoying himself. Why not try working 9 to 5 like the rest of us you stupid c*nt.
What planet is this guy on?
He’s obviously spent too much time around Cashley “how can I possibly live on Â£55k a week” Cole and Jermaine “let’s crash into a lamp-post and tell the Police my name is Ashley Cole” Pennant.
And then we come to Lassana Diarra, who has found a “regular first-team place” at Portsmouth.
He talked about how long he’s been waiting for his chance:
“I need to play. I am fed up of pleasing people. I am 22-years-old and the most important thing to me is football, my job, my passion.
“I know the trainer of Portsmouth and I know that he will play me. Everything has been very clear.”
I really don’t understand this guy. He joins Arsenal, a team which actually gives youngsters a chance but is far too impatient – and Arsene usually doesn’t make you wait long anyway! It’s not as if Wenger has given Cesc, Cashley, Flamini, Clichy or Kolo a chance is it? Oh wait…
And I really feel for Harry Redknapp.
Because if Diarra is anything like he was at Arsenal the moment Diarra sits on the bench for a game then he will be throwing the toys out of the pram. The very reason Pompy bought him was because they have lost a lot of players to the African Cup of Nations so when those guys return Diarra is going to be a royal pain in the arse.
Good luck Harry.