As the Europa League game between Spurs and Shamrock Rovers was coming to an end, The Hoops’ fans were singing, jubilant and extremely proud of their team’s performance against Premier League team Spurs! I had watched a team that oozed passion, determination and togetherness. This is the total opposite to what we all watched on Tuesday night.
Carlos Tevez showed us all what was wrong with football! A man that earns more in a month than Shamrock Rovers have as their budget.
Tonight I saw a team, owned by their fans, go to White Hart Lane and show no fear. They played as a team, everyone fought for one another and the supporters recognised this. Vocal throughout the game and putting the atmosphere at the usually electric Britannia Stadium to shame.
On Tuesday night I saw players that didn’t trust, respect or show any desire towards their manager, their club or their supporters. Carlos Tevez showed us all how spoilt and selfish footballers can really be. He proved all of the Man City haters right and has undone all the good work and progress they had made this season. We are no longer talking about two Manchester teams fighting for the title but the headlines surround a player that has been controversial since his arrival in England.
Two teams and sets of fans, both debuting in their respective competitions, will have very different emotions following their European adventures. Shamrock showed passion pride and determination, Tevez showed his true colours!
If I was given the choice between buying a season ticket for Manchester City or Shamrock Rovers I would choose the Irish Team. I would be much happier knowing that my money was going to the club I loved rather than to a greedy man that doesn’t care.