Lineker's Tribute!

Last updated : 21 September 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor

Gary Lineker: "He made me feel 7ft tall.

"He'd seen something in my game I wasn't even aware of myself.

"He made you feel good about yourself and good about the game.

"I had the extreme good fortune to reach my peak at the same time as Bobby Robson was the England manager.

"Two World Cup campaigns and a European championships over a six-year period was easily enough time for me to realise that Bobby was indeed not just a brilliant leader of men who brought the absolute best out of his players but also, without question, the single most enthusiastic and passionate man I ever met in football."

"He never let his country down.

"He was everything that was good about the game.

"He loved the game and the game loved him. He was a lion of a man. No, make that three lions.

"Sir Bobby Robson, we will miss you but we will never, ever forget you."