Pundits aren’t renowned for making the brightest remarks, but Alan Shearer has outdone himself in the BBC build-up to Chelsea vs Manchester City.
Shearer said, when speaking about Eden Hazard, ‘he isn’t blessed with work-rate’. Of all the things to be blessed with, is work-rate a gift? Is work-rate something you are born with? No, it is not, Mr Shearer.
Well, if it is a gift, Jordan Henderson and James Milner were incredibly lucky. Application is a mental state that players can alter, in the same way you can change your thoughts.
Shearer also faced a fair bit of abuse for his tirade at Manuel Pellegrini’s heavy rotation..
Shearer was NEVER in a position where he was playing a 5th Rd fa cup tie a champ league away leg then a cup final so how would he know
— warren bowen (@warrenmcfc) February 21, 2016
You're right Alan Shearer. Players can't get tired cos we've got money. Yep. Money stops tiredness.
— Mᴀʀᴛɪɴ (@MartyMCFC) February 21, 2016
Don’t make a trip to a Man City fan club any time soon, Alan.
youth players won't get a chance at @mcfc they said. Now they get their chance it's perceived as a negative by Alan Shearer!
— Gary James (@GaryJamesWriter) February 21, 2016
Shearer’s drivel continues when he says of Kelechi Iheanacho, ‘he’s not scared to score goals’.
What does that mean? Are there people out there who have nightmares about the prospect of drowning in goal nets, or that they could be attacked by goalkeepers? Okay, that last one isn’t impossible with people like Jens Lehmann around.
Punditry has reached a new low point, here are a couple of other crackers.