The Leeds fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to their Swiss defender, Gaetano Berardi after he’s apologised to the fans for his third red card of the season against Sunderland last weekend. The defender, during an interview for the Yorkshire Evening Post, claimed that he can’t curb the fire inside him which led to his third dismissal of the season and his season-ending five-match ban.
"It was a big mistake. I will stop making mistakes when I die, I think." Gaetano Berardi apologises for his third red card of the season:https://t.co/Fkitetnz8C
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) April 16, 2018
The Leeds fans propping our bar up have now been discussing their maverick defender as they can’t agree whether they want him to stay or leave Elland Road this summer. One thing is certain, the Leeds fans can’t fault Berardi’s passion. The 29-year-old captained the club in the five games leading up to and including the Sunderland game before his season was brought to an end and looking back, Berardi’s now very apologetic for leaving his club to fare without him for their final five games.
Stuart Dallas has been used to fill in at right-back for the now-suspended Berardi, despite being a left-midfielder by trade. Suspension to Berardi is obviously not ideal for the club, although things could be worse. The club is currently sitting 14th in the Championship after a spectacular fall has seen them drop eight places since the turn of the year. The fans will now be looking ahead to next year as they prepare for their ninth straight year in the Championship and whether Gaetano Berardi is in the squad or not, they’ll be hoping to fight for promotion.
You can read our resident Whites’ verdict on Berardi here:
Tricky one. Built up a lot of good credit imo so I'm not prepared to say he needs to go
— Escape to Prague (@escapetoprague) April 16, 2018
The Leopard never changes it spots!!
— Tony (@TonyLeeds1919) April 16, 2018
Plenty of top players say they are a different person on the pitch, not always in a good way. It’s that will to win that got half of them where they are. Seperates them from the also rans with same ability level but lack of passion.
— Phil Hardaker (@philjh1975) April 16, 2018
I wonder how come he is able to curb the fire inside him when he is away from the football pitch? Is it only football that makes him angry? I find this rather unusual.
— Stuart Grant (@McClumsy84) April 16, 2018
@APOPEY asked him this in his press conference earlier in the season I think he said something like he has always played like that and always gives everything on the pitch. About the headbutt he said if someone gets in my face they are going to know about it or something like
— Olly (@Olly_Ford_) April 16, 2018
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