The only scouser I’ve ever had time for – Carragher. I’ve said it on here a few times.
Jamie Carragher… on another Chelsea nemesis…
“As a defender, if a player scores against me, I usually think there is something I could have done,’ said Carragher. ‘Even if it’s Robin van Persie or Wayne Rooney, I’ll identify a position I could have taken up, I’ll think I could have got tighter or dropped off, I’ll identify the flaw that let them in.
The only different ones are Drogba and Henry. You replay a goal and, sometimes, there was nothing that could be done. If Chelsea get the ball on to Drogba’s chest on the edge of the box and he can bring it down and turn, well, that’s it. You can’t get round him without fouling him, it’s too late to get in front of him, you just have to hope he misses the shot. The same if he leaves you behind to go one on one with the goalkeeper.
He’s not Usain Bolt, but he’s fast enough and so powerful that, even if you catch him, you can’t get a foot in to make the tackle. You would have to run around him and you haven’t the time to do that. So he’s unplayable. In certain positions, there is literally nothing you can do.”
The Drog. #Respect