Shearer Blast Back At Gunners

Last updated : 12 December 2005 By Footy Mad - Editor
Shearer: "You have to be physical. If you go out there and let yourself be pushed around and bullied, you won't get anywhere. You have to be physical because football is a physical game.

"I'm not aware of anyone, particularly in the midfield area or up front, who doesn't give a little bit. If you don't, you'll get pushed around and bullied. It's a big position for big boys. I wasn't aware that Arsene Wenger had been complaining about how physical I was. I don't mind that. I've never seen (Patrick) Vieira pulling out of challenges.

"Arsenal are a great side with great footballers in it. If you stand off them and let them play, they will beat you. But if you get stuck in, give it a go and don't give them time to settle, you've got half a chance. I'm not saying that works every time, but that's what you've got to do. If you play the passing game against them, nine times out of 10, they will beat you."