Newcastle’s Jonas Gutierrez has slammed Robin van Persie for his contretemps with Tim Krul on Monday night. The Dutch pair engaged in some sparky verbals throughout the game, and Krul reacted badly when reminded his five minutes of injury time provided Arsenal the time in which to get the winner.
“I can’t understand a person like that,” said Gutierrez. “I think it is not right. When you feel like that, it is because you are not a good person. I don’t care about the football, I’m talking about the person. When you have people who do that, it’s not right.
“It didn’t help the game – both sets of fans are having a good evening, they’re enjoying the game. He made a big mistake. I say well done to Tim for staying calm. In a second, you can lose your mind, but we have to stay focused.”
Yes, well done to Tim for staying calm … and then running out of his area to kick off the confrontation in the first place. Rather selective memory there from Gutierrez.
Wasn’t it Krul who was going mental, pointing, shouting and gesticulating? And what was Robin doing?
Exactly. Arseblog News suspects Mr Krul needs some anger management lessons as clearly his version of staying calm differs wildly from actually staying calm.
Meanwhile, Theo Walcott believes the captain is a shoe-in for the Player of the Year awards. Speaking to the official site, Theo said, “He is a great man, a great captain and is very important to this Club. You just give him anything and he will just put it away – left foot, right foot, and he has scored a couple of headers as well.
“He makes it look easy and it is not. I think Wayne Rooney is 10 goals or so behind him and he has had a fantastic season as well. It just shows you how good this man is.”