Friday, May 04, 2012

BEFORE THE FA CUP FINAL: THE MOST MOTIVATED PLAYER FOR THE GAME by Chijioke Ezeali

Before the FA CUP Final between Chelsea Vs Liverpool tomorrow I quickly want to bring to your notice  the most motivated player for that game. 

Yes,I won't bore you with the teams statistics so don't expect any. Now do you know Downing? Yes you do of course you watch the EPL. 

                                   

The Liverpool winger Downing was a mad Middlesbrough fan as a kid, and went to Wembley as a starry-eyed 12 year old in 1997, full of expectation as his beloved club enjoyed their first ever FA Cup Final against Chelsea. 

But that childhood joy at seeing his heroes on the biggest stage in English football was smashed after just 42 seconds, as Chelsea midielder Di Matteo smashed a 30-yard stunner in off the crossbar to end the Boro party before it could even begin in earnest.
                                           
                                                   Di Matteo and then Chelsea coach Ruud Gulit after
                                                                  winning FA cup in 1997

And Downing admits he is still scarred by the memory.
“We all still remember Di Matteo’s goal so early, going in off the bar - I’ve hated him ever since!” he admitted.
 
Today RDM is the Coach in charge of Chelsea as they take on Liverpool in tomorrow's FA Cup final and Downing is determined to make RDM feel the same pain he felt as a 12year old back in 1997 at Wembly. Do u see this happening or will RDM again come out tops again? Chat me up guys. Football without beef,gracias!! CJ Smiles 


Chijioke ''CJ Smiles'' Ezeali is a creative football writer and an objective sport analyst. U can watch him talk sports on superscreen tv mostly every Thursday.

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