By Chris Wright
Bolton captain Kevin Davies told the Manchester Evening News that he was ’embarrased’ by the conduct of Manchester City’s players during their 1-0 win over the Trotters on Saturday, complaining that many of City’s ‘European’ players were guilty of ‘going down screaming’ after taking the slightest of knocks.
Davies has since apologised for his comments in the MEN, claiming that it ‘wasn’t his place to comment’, but that hasn’t stopped him taking to his Twitter account to lambast the petulance showed by City striker Carlos Tevez when he was hauled off by manager Roberto Mancini in the 90th minute:
“If you have a problem it is best to sort out behind closed doors rather than make an issue in front of millions.”
The Bolton forward also believes that Tevez’s little charade is indicative of deeper-lying problems within City’s expensively assembled personnel:
“Seeing Tevez’s reaction to being subbed assures me there [are] problems within at City, great players individually but as a team??”
Post-game sour grapes, a timely nugget of truth from a well-placed perspective or an awful lot of hoo-ha over absolutely nada? What sayeth you?