GERRARD BLASTS RAMSEY OVER CAVANI FACE-OFF
Ex-Three Lions midfielder Steven Gerrard slammed Arsenal player Aaron Ramsey over face-off with Edison Cavani during the clash between the Gunners and French side Paris St. Germain in the battle for group supremacy in the Champions League.
The Wales international clashed with PSG striker Cavani just before the recess. The player grabbed the ball, trying to waste time when Ramsey confronted him. Tempers quickly heated up with the Uruguay international appearing to push Ramsey in the chest, even as Ramsey reacted by holding his face. Ramsey tried getting the referee to book Cavani but the player escaped.
“I think he should be a little embarrassed by that. I thought the Welsh are meant to be tough,” the recently retired Gerrard chipped in.
The Liverpool legend was not fouled by Ramsey’s antics and lashed out at him. The LA Galaxy player confirmed that he met with MK Dons management over possibly taking over the League One club but he said the offer came too soon.
Former Manchester United defender and fellow retired Three Lions player Rio Ferdinand seemed to agree with Gerrard.
“I think there was a bit of overreacting from Ramsey. I think if he was a foreign player we’d be going mad,” Ferdinand said.
Olivier Giroud, who tussled with Cavani at the tunnel, scored the penalty, equalizing for the Gunners after they had gone down courtesy of Cavani’s 18th minute opener. Marco Veratti own goal gave Arsenal the lead in the 59th minute, while Luka Moura kept PSG’s hopes of topping the group alive as he forced Alex Iwobi to score an own goal as well.
Coach Unai Emery would be happy with the 2-2 draw at the Emirates as both sides struggle for the top spot in the group. Cavani lost two chances to send PSG ahead but he would be consoled with the fact that PSG are ahead due to better head-to-head record.