Former Chelsea ace Paul Canoville has taken to Twitter to hit out at pundit Craig Burley for his “pathetic” take on the Blues’ recent Club World Cup final victory.
Burley, speaking on ESPN, made it clear he didn’t rate the Club World Cup, and slammed Chelsea for celebrating winning the tournament when they’re so far behind Manchester City in a competition that matters – the Premier League.
While the Club World Cup is certainly not the most prestigious trophy, or the toughest competition to win, it seems a bit ridiculous to suggest that teams and players shouldn’t enjoy picking up any piece of silverware.
Canoville certainly wasn’t impressed with Burley, describing the attack as “pathetic” and slamming the pundit for having a chip on his shoulder…
Dear Craig @craigburley Why you got such a chip on your shoulder? What did @ChelseaFC ever do to you apart from give you a career? That was a pathetic attack on the players whose efforts applauded by club legends like @didierdrogba Nasty attention seeking punditry#WorldChampions
— Paul Canoville (@Kingcanners) February 14, 2022
Canoville played for Chelsea between 1981 and 1986, and it’s clear that the west London giants have come a long way since then.
CFC are surely justified in celebrating any success they get, as they weren’t regularly challenging for the biggest honours before Roman Abramovich took over.