Presumably being a commentator is much harder than it looks, because there’s an alarming amount of them on both the BBC and ITV who sound like they’re being held against their will and forced to do the worst job of all time.
There’s obviously so much more to it than simply turning up and trying to say some names, as the majority of viewers want to learn something and gain some analysis on what’s going on and why certain things are happening on the pitch.
That’s sadly been lacking for the majority of Euro 2020, and there are fewer depressing sentences than hearing “and your co-commentator is Jermaine Jenas”
He offers no insight, he’s incapable of any kind of rational or unbiased opinions and he blatantly doesn’t pay much attention to his own team either.
He spoke on the BBC commentary tonight about how Jadon Sancho and Kyle Walker would have such a brilliant understanding on that right-wing because of their time together at Man City, but the good people of Twitter have pointed out a very obvious flaw in that thinking:
"Walker and Sancho will have a great understanding due to their time together at Manchester City…even in training" – Jermaine Jenas.
Must've been a mind-blowing six weeks together. pic.twitter.com/4Au5unnCks
— FM Stag (@FM_Stag) July 3, 2021
Did Jermaine Jenas really just say Jadon Sancho would "have a good understanding with Kyle Walker because of his time at Manchester City?"
The same Sancho who left City's ACADEMY the same summer they signed Walker?
Why is this guy on TV? SERIOUSLY?
— Esco (@Ashley_Escobar) July 3, 2021
Can someone let Jenas know that Sancho left City in the same year as Kyle Walker joined. They won’t have developed any understanding training together for City…
— Sanjay Bhandari (@SanjayKickItOut) July 3, 2021
Kyle Walker joined Man City 6 weeks before a 17 year old Jadon Sancho left. As Jermaine Jenas mentioned, that’ll give them a great understanding.
— Kevin Chapman (@lollujo) July 3, 2021
Jermaine Jenas saying Sancho and Walker will have an understanding with each other from training
Sancho left Man City in 2017
Kyle Waker joined Man City in 2017
— Anything Liverpool (@AnythingLFC_) July 3, 2021
Jenas talking about Sancho and Walker’s linkup and familiarity on the right wing thanks to their time together in training at Man City. Walker signed for City in July of 2017, Sancho left for Dortmund six weeks later. Must have been a great six weeks.
— liam (@liambxtr) July 3, 2021