Serbian hard nut Nemanja Vidic obviously isn’t a fan of my work. If he was he may have seen my Liverpool Feel ‘Raf’ Of Drogba scribblings claiming that Rafa Benitez’s critique of the Ivorian was one of the main reasons Didier smashed Pool’s Champions League dreams. Ho-hum.
With this in mind, I find myself wincing for United fans as I hear what falls out of that seemingly fearless jaw in the build-up to Wednesday’s Champions League Final:
Sometimes he goes in very strong, and sometimes he pretends he is very weak. He plays with your mind and tries to make you think about the next tackle.
He can pretend he fell down to win a penalty, but referees know that. The Champions League final is a big game and I’m sure the ref will know his job.
Will there be a repeat of Drogba’s match-winning performance or do you think that enough high-profile criticism about one aspect of his game is enough to put him off?