The new Portsmouth boss Avram Grant was pleased with the performance of his team despite losing 2-1 to the League leaders, and he was very happy with the standing ovation given to him by Chelsea fans before the game started.
“It was touching. I think it was a great year we had here and it is heart-warming to see people respect it. The supporters and people at Chelsea, most of them are very nice, very kind, and I respect it also.”
“Most of them”? That wasn’t a reference to Roman Abramovich and Peter Kenyon by any chance?
He felt his new Portsmouth team did well, considering they were playing Chelsea. He said: ‘A team strong at home didn’t create many chances and we created two chances, one Ashley Cole made a very good tackle and the other we missed,’ claimed Grant.
“We caused them problems and if we were better in the last pass, we could have scored more than one goal.”
I am sure Grant will get Portsmouth out of their predicament. He certainly proved at Chelsea that he has the ability, if not the charisma of a Jose Mourinho.
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Portsmouth demonstrated just how difficult the EPL is these days – no points are bankable, although I’m sure many will still be pointing out that Mick McCarthy could learn a lesson or two from Avram Grant on team selection. I’d bet Chelsea win the league, although millions of fans can’t, which is why Right2bet are petitioning for reform http://cli.gs/y9p37V
Respect to the Chelski fans for showing Avram Grant respect. Arsenal fan here by the way.
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