I was slightly miffed at Neil Lennon’s TV comments on Efe Ambrose yesterday, “He can’t cross”, but on reflection, better Neil points out the player’s flaws to the nation than gives him a ringing endorsement. I’d a similar sentiment after Emilio Izaguirre’s dangerous looking forward step against France, which was never in danger of making contact with an opponent, when an ever-unhelpful commentator assured us Izzie, “has that in his locker”. Anyone who has watched him for four years will know he doesn’t.
Based purely on what’s been offered up on UK TV, neither player will be attracting an offer, which is good.
Both Honduras and Nigeria have a difficult task ahead if they are to remain in the tournament beyond the group stage. Fraser Forster’s England also have it all to do. It’s been great for the three of them to get to the World Cup but the sooner they’re home, uninjured, the better.
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