Former Tottenham striker Peter Crouch talks about the bitter memories Marcelo left for him in the 2011 Champions League.
, who played forTottenham
at the time, was sent off in the quarter-finals of theChampions League
at the Santiago Bernabeu.
received two consecutive yellow cards in a very short period of time, the second yellow card being given on a controversial clash withMarcelo
lost 4-0 in that game and were eventually eliminated from the competition, and this is what Crouch has not forgotten:
“The first card was fair,”
“But the second, no. The second was Marcelo’s fault. I didn’t even touch him, but he went flying in the air. Then he rolled around and when the referee took out the second yellow he started jumping with joy. I have never wanted to kick someone as hard as Marcelo on that occasion. I was naive.”
“The dressing room was under the stadium and there are rows and rows of fans above it. I was in the dressing room with a towel over my head and I could hear each goal being celebrated – I felt like it was all my fault.”