Sheffield United striker David McGoldrick has hit back at comments from Garth Crooks.
Speaking on the BBC’s Final Score, Crooks described the Blades as “basic”. He added that they will be relegated because of their poor quality of football.
At the time United were trailing at Chelsea, but they went onto peg the Blues back from 2-0 to take a point away from Stamford Bridge.
McGoldrick came off the bench in the match as Callum Robinson scored his first goal for the club shortly after half-time to reduce the deficit. Kurt Zouma then put the ball into the back of his own net late on.
The 31-year-old is now away on international duty with the Republic of Ireland and was asked about Crooks’ comments – as you can see below:
David McGoldrick has choice words for BBC pundit Garth Crooks’ criticism of Sheffield United 👀 #twitterblades #sufc #COYBIG pic.twitter.com/mI8qzBCBx3
— Off The Ball (@offtheball) September 3, 2019
What the Sheffield United star said about Garth Crooks
“I still think we’re getting out critics,” says McGoldrick.
“I saw Garth Crooks talking the other day, saying we’re down and we’re rubbish. He ain’t seen nothing.
“I ain’t got a clue what he talk that morning, but we ain’t ordinary. We play a different way and a different style.
“We’ve come with the same philosophy that we knew from the Championship and we need to get a bit of respect for that. We ain’t changed for no one and we’ve got a few results.”
It’s safe to say many Blades fans were unhappy with what Crooks said. The issue is not that the BBC pundit thinks their team will struggle, but that he is completely off the mark when describing their style.
It is a trap of lazy punditry that Danny Mills also fell into on Sky Sports when he called United a “direct” team.