Bacary Sagna recalls Cesc Fabregas turned ‘white’ after seeing Eduardo’s horrific leg break

first_imgEduardo suffered a horrific injury against Birmingham (Picture: Getty)Cesc Fabregas ‘was white after seeing’ the injury Eduardo da Silva suffered playing for Arsenal against Birmingham in 2008.Bacary Sagna was part of the Arsenal team that day, who were five points clear at the top of the Premier League table, but the Gunners were visibly shaken to their core when Eduardo broke his leg and suffered an open dislocation of his ankle.The horrific injury cause by Martin Taylor’s high tackle derailed Arsenal’s season and Sagna admittedly losing Eduardo deeply affected his team-mates.‘It was a shock to everyone,’ Sagna told Arsenal’s ‘In Lockdown’ podcast. ADVERTISEMENT‘I remember Cesc being white by seeing the impact of the injury. We were shocked because Eduardo was our brother and when someone gets hurt, everyone gets hurt.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I don’t know if it had an impact on the rest of the game, but for sure it was a turning point in our season.‘We’re all different, we all express our feelings in a different way. Some will take it, some will keep going and some will struggle to do it. We are only humans. Comment Fabregas was shaken by the injury to Eduardo (Picture: Getty)‘I think everyone got hurt in a way, and some more than others. Unfortunately it’s part of football and we know that we can get injured quite badly. It was a bad day.‘Unfortunately it’s part of football and we know that we can get injured quite badly. It was a bad day. We lost it all, honestly. ‘We didn’t win because we lost our player. He was scoring every single goal, he was clinical.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘That season, every time he was in front of goal, he used to score. He was so confident. We stick together and we fight together. ‘When you lose someone, back in the day we were young and maybe we didn’t know how to deal with these kinds of injuries.‘For most of us, it was the first time of seeing it live. We had to be able to separate feelings and work, but as I said before we’re only humans. It was just a bad day, a bad memory.’ Taylor was immediately sent off for the tackle (Picture: Getty)Eduardo was taken straight to the hospital after being stretchered off the pitch and would later admit he feared he would never play again.But the Brazilian-born Croatian did return to action a year later and would continue to play for Arsenal until he was sold to Shakhtar Donetsk in 2010.MORE: Bacary Sagna admits Arsenal’s fear of bigger teams stopped them winning the leagueMORE: Sir Alex Ferguson turned down chance to sign Thierry Henry before Arsenal, claims ex-Manchester United security chiefFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Bacary Sagna recalls Cesc Fabregas turned ‘white’ after seeing Eduardo’s horrific leg breakcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 25 May 2020 3:47 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link943Shares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Walton delighted with England hundred

first_imgBASSETERRE, St Kitts, (CMC) – Chadwick Walton said he was delighted with his second List A hundred especially since it came against an international side.The Jamaica and West Indies batsman plundered a career-best 121 off 109 balls at Warner Park as the UWI Vice-Chancellor’s XI slumped to 117-run defeat to England in a tour match here Saturday.“I would say this one is really special. It’s coming off the back of my first List A hundred and getting one against an international side in England, I must say I’m really pleased,” said the 31-year-old.“I just went out there and decided I was going to try and maximize the overs and I guess it paid off.”Only 11 days go, Walton hit his maiden List A hundred – 117 against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force – in the semi-final of the Regional Super50 at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.He finished the tournament with 350 runs at an average of 35 as Jamaica Scorpions reached the final before losing to eventual champions Barbados Pride.Walton, who last represented West Indies in the Twenty20 series against Pakistan in United Arab Emirates last September, said the innings had been also about assessing his development.“I thought it was a good opportunity to gauge myself and see where I am in cricket and I think I took that opportunity,” he pointed out. “I have some work to be done so I will move from here and see what will happen next.”last_img read more

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