What Now For Boumsong

Last updated : 20 March 2006 By Footy Mad - Editor
Souness refused to say a bad word against the Frenchman, even though he was probably the main reason he got the sack. And now Roeder is under fire for the same reason ... but he too keeps his gob buttoned.

Roeder: "It goes without saying he's very upset - who wouldn't be? There isn't a footballer that wouldn't be upset with what led up to the penalty and what led up to the sending off. He didn't make enough contact with what appeared to be a simple clearance and the ball evaded him.

"He then had a to make a decision on whether to attempt to tackle or let the player go in on goal. He made the decision to attempt to win the ball back, and I have no complaints with the penalty.

"But what you won't get me to do is criticise him publicly because I was a player once of some sort and any manager or coach who criticised me or another player after a bad mistake wasn't a person for me, was not a good coach, was not a good manager.

"But that does not mean to say I will not sit down with Boumsong and go through the goals and share my view of where he could have done better."