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.”
“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.