The Pensioner’s German midfielder has responded to the criticisms and complaints levelled at his side by the Catalan giants…
Blues manager, Guus Hiddink utilised an ultra-defensive strategy and a physical approach to stifle the Blaugrana attacking tidal wave and duly earned a 0-0 draw, while the referee was condemned by numerous Barca figures for allowing the English side to get away with an excessive amount of dangerous challenges.
Now, midfielder, Michael Ballack has chipped with his own two cents about all the fuss surrounding the much talked-about game, starting with the match officiating.
“The referee did a great job. This is football and the
“You have to play differently against Barca as you do against
The German then responded to his nemesis, Andres Iniesta, who was one of the more vocal players to criticise the referee as well as
“Iniesta is a great player and there’s no need for him to talk that way,” he declared.
“In fact, it was a game where it was not necessary to talk about the referees at all. But this is how players react when they do not obtain the result they want.”
KS Leong, Goal.com