Well last night served up a mixed bunch didn’t it.
Jack Wilshere tried all he could to work his magic for England and had Sturridge been able to find the goal, our man would have set up a lovely goal for England. It didn’t happen and the boys played out a pretty boring draw.
Joel Campbell tried his best to embarrass the England defence but it wasn’t his night in front of goal. This kid is young, he’s raw and he has a lot to learn and only time will prove whether he’s the real deal or not but it’s going to be enjoyable watching him and his Costa Rican side as they progress and it’ll be good to see how he fits in during pre-season at Arsenal. If he ever gets over here of course….
So that’s it for England, I suspect they are in mid-air flying home as I type.
Another team flying home early is the Ivory Coast after they were beaten by Greece and as Japan lost heavily to Columbia, their World Cup campaign is also over.
But the talking point of last night is Luis Suarez. What is going on in that man’s head?
As someone here suggested last night, he needs to either be wearing a muzzle when he plays football or a gum shield when he plays because he’s an absolute danger on the pitch. Not for the first time has he bitten an opponent and this latest incident on Giorgio Chiellini is his third!
FIFA have already charged him and he could face a ban of up to two years and that ban could be worldwide and I hope it is. There is no place in football for behaviour such as his! This time last summer, I really hoped that we’d get Suarez but now I am so glad we offered that insulting amount of money which ultimately ensured he stayed at Liverpool. Ok he might have won us the league last season but look what problems he’d be causing us now.
Away from that though, the exits of both Italy and the Ivory Coast could see out transfer signings kick off, if we really are looking to sign Mario Balotelli and Serge Aurier.
According to the Express, PUMA are putting pressure on Arsenal to finalise a deal for Mario Balotelli before July 10 so he can feature at our new kit launch and as we know, rumours were rife about Aurier having agreed personal terms with us so if these are true, there is nothing stopping the club getting both deals sorted out real soon.
Although I’m still not convinced Balotelli is the striker we should get because of the baggage he carries around with him and as Luis Suarez proved last night, leopards seldom change their spots…..
Italian football pundit Paddy Agnew doesn’t believe AC Milan are ready to sell him in any case:
I don’t think they’re going to let him [Balotelli] go, it wouldn’t make any sense.
Arsene Wenger has denied any such deal could happen too, he told beIN Sports World Cup show that it was ‘pure invention’.
Trouble is, Arsene Wenger is not known to tell much truth when talking about transfers so anything could happen…
That’s your lot for today, not much to get your teeth stuck into but as we all know, that doesn’t stop Suarez…….