When Portsmouth’s David James is trying to defend your blunder, you know its serious.
Tottenham keeper Paul Robinson has received a large slice of criticism for his role in Germany’s first goal is last night’s 2-1 defeat. Robinson failed to deal with a Bernt Schneider cross that bounced off to the feet of Kevin Kuranyi who proceeded to score a gift-wrapped tap in. Goalkeeping compatriot David “Calamity” James doesn’t blame Paul Robinson. David James said:
“It was a difficult cross for a keeper. Hopefully he will not get too much criticism.”
Manchester United air-head Rio Ferdinand also leapt to Robinson’s defence saying:
“He is a big enough guy. He knows how to deal with situations like this.”
Pity he didn’t know how to deal with Scneider’s cross.
Robinson later glumly stated :
“I’m disappointed with the way I played this evening. People won’t show you sympathy.”
It’ll be interesting to see how McClaren handles (hah! get it?) his goalkeeping situation, but should Paul Robinson remain England’s #1?