Now, I’ll admit that I’m not exactly a huge Phil Jagielka fan, but as an American fan, I love the fact that he chided divers when talking about teammate John Heitinga’s questionable ejection in the World Cup Final.
“It’s virtually impossible [to defend] when you’ve picked up a booking like that,” said Jagielka to the Liverpool Echo. “Particularly when players are jumping to the floor after the slightest of knocks and rolling around for five minutes.”
The 27-year old defender went on to say: “In Europe the players exaggerate, which is frustrating. With me being a defender it’s not nice to see when you have hardly touched someone and they’ve already done four back flips before they’ve hit the floor and started rolling around.”
Nothing new being said there obviously, but no less awesome.