Nicklas Bendtner gets foot and rams it in mouth… Again



Nicklas, Nicklas, Nicklas. When will you learn? The Spoiler is a big fan of the Danish striker, but sometimes he really needs to know when to stop talking.

He makes a decent enough point and then adds to it. And adds to it. Then doubles back and then keeps talking. He gets himself into such a linguistic and ethical tangle that newspapers don’t even have to dip their quill in the ink a second time to make him sound like an absolute t*t.

Speaking in The Sun, he said:

“I would lie if I said I didn’t enjoy the money I earn in football.

“We spend an incredible amount of time, energy and focus on our career because when we are not training or playing we still have to live for football.

“It is always fair to ask whether players are worth the incredible amounts of money.

“We must be worth our salaries because that is how the mechanisms of society works, isn’t it?”

Fair enough point really. Maybe not the most tactful one in this, post-Credit Crunch, Broken Britain that we live in, but you can see where he’s coming from, can’t you? The players are the top employees of a massive, money-making company, so they can command a decent wage. Fine.

He then said:

“As long as I work as hard as I can then I believe I’m worth what is coming my way. I pay a big price with my body, my time and with never being able to have privacy when I am out.

“I don’t complain about that. It’s a part of being a professional footballer but it’s definitely a price to pay.”

Before adding:

“Again, I am not complaining but I love to go on a skiing holiday but as long as I have my career I can’t do that because of the risk of injury.”

SKIING! SKIING! If there is a worse thing for a rich footballer to ‘not’ complain about than the lack of opportunities to go on a skiing holiday, we’d love to know what it is. He might as well say those gits at the FA won‘t let him take his diamond encrusted sceptre on the pitch.

Come on, Nick. We know you’re a decent chap. You just need to stop these loooong, rambling interviews that make Stacey from I’m a Celebrity… look like a concise and thoughtful linguist.

In all fairness though, he could have been one of the best skiers in the world in five years time and on his day would walk into any ski team – especially the Arsenal one. He’s miles better at skiing than Robin van Persie.

7 responses so far
  • mrswoo // February 8, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Cut him some slack – the boy’s just broken up with his gf – which is sad if sensible.

    Skiing is fairly normal occupation if you come from a land of snow and ice – not necessarily the prerogative of the rich.

  • Toks // February 8, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Yea, I don’t see anything wrong with what he’s said.

  • MozartFX // February 8, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Insensitive bastard, saying things that are true and reasonable. Uggh!

  • Chicha Rita // February 8, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Of course Nicky thinks he’s worth whatever he gets paid.

    In fact, considering his “10 out of 9″ score on the self-perceived competence test, I’m only surprised that he’s not complaining he deserves more for being the awesome talent he thinks he is.

    (The psychologist who delivered the test said he had never seen such self-belief in a player before.)

  • CTID // February 8, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Nicklas Bendtner can i just remind you of something? Your absolutely fuckin terribly shit. That is all.

  • internet pundit // February 8, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    slow news day

    i hope this is one of those ‘magic eye’ entries

    if i stare at it long enough it all makes sense?


    and yes; loss of ski priviliges is disasterous

  • Josie // February 8, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    I think he is talented, but is more of a mid-table team player than a top 4 team player. He’s good, but not as good as he think he is.

Leave a comment
  1. View comments in RSS feed