Dominic King calls out Anthony Gordon for embarrassing interview comments after Everton exit to Newcastle United
Journalist Dominic King has called out Anthony Gordon for his lack of self awareness after comments made in an interview about his Everton exit in January.
Gordon left Everton in a transfer worth up to £45m in January after going on strike and refusing to train, with his poor form all season seeing him lose his place in the side.
But after doing an interview with Sky Sports where he claimed the club gave him no credit for helping them avoid relegation last season, Daily Mail journalist King took to his personal Twitter account (11 March) to fire back at the comments and some of the details he missed out of his interview.
“Curiously there is no reference to the events in the 24 hours before the West Ham game, the insistence that he wouldn’t play at the London Stadium, or no acknowledgement of the not reporting to training for three consecutive days,” he wrote.
Gordon claims he got not credit for helping the club stay out, but then goes on to state that he was awarded the Players’ player of the year and Manager’s player of the year award for the season.
He was also handed the number 10 shirt which is a big statement, and the club were trying to give him a new contract for the entirety of the summer and beyond too.
He fails to mention that he had his head turned by interest from Chelsea in the summer window where the club rejected mega-money because they felt he could play a big part in the future of the side and he rewarded them with six yellow cards – twice as many as he managed goals this season.
The club cut their losses when he became too big for his boots, and fans gave up on him when his performances dropped off a cliff and the team found themselves in trouble again.
We’ve already improved since he left the club, so while he sits on the bench up north and waits for a chance we’re moving on and forgetting all about him.