According to the Guardian, James Milner is not bothered in any way by fans labeling him “Boring Milner” if it results in him winning his second Premier League title and then boarding the plane for England in the World Cup.
The Manchester City midfielder’s sensible nature and style of play is mocked with a twitter account under the name BoringMilner, which tweets his life of supposedly defrosting the freezer and looking forward to vacuuming.
Milner however sees things from the bright side.
“It’s got a few followers now, hasn’t it?” Milner said. “It’s a bit of fun and I’ve read a few of the tweets. If people think I’m boring, well, as long as I’ve got a Premier League winners’ medal I don’t really mind being as boring as you want.
“Hopefully I’ll be going to the World Cup finals as well. That’s the plan. It’ll be an amazing stage to play on and I’d love to go but you get there by playing good football for your club. I’ll do that as well as I can and hopefully it will get me on the plane.”
Milner came on as a second half substitute in their 2-0 win over Newcastle at St. Jame’s Park and believes it was a very important result in the race for the title.
“It feels like a massive result because these are the type of really tough tests that you want to win if you have any hopes of topping the table,” Milner said.
“Everyone knows we can play good, attractive football because we’ve scored so many goals but these are the sort of games where you have to dig in and grind out a result. It’s a sign of a very good team that we can grind out a win like that from probably the least possession we’ve had all season.”
On a sour note, City’s Samir Nasri will be out up to 8 weeks after a challenge from Newcastle’s Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
I can’t wait to get home & try out my new 2 piece kitchen scissor set. They’re made from steel, have easy grip handles & a 15 year guarantee
— Boring James Milner (@BoringMilner) January 10, 2014
Joe Hart asked me if I wanted to go out tonight & celebrate my birthday. I said I would love too but I can’t as my freezer needs defrosting.
— Boring James Milner (@BoringMilner) January 4, 2014