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William Gallas Criticises Andre Villas-Boas For 'Lacking Balls'

William Gallas Criticises Andre Villas-Boas For 'Lacking Balls'
Eoin Lyons
By Eoin Lyons
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Troy Deeney earlier this season accused Arsenal of having a lack of cojones, and former Arsenal defender William Gallas has continued the trend of testicular themed pejoratives by claiming his old manager Andre Villas Boas "lacked balls".


The 40-year-old was speaking to French station SFR Sports about his relationship with the Portugese coach during his time at Tottenham and revealed Villas Boas wasn't up front with the defender on whether he was going to get games at White Hart Lane:

I was in contact with him, because I went to France for treatment. We had an important game, and I called him and asked him if he needed me for the match against Manchester United. He told me: 'Yes, no...'

I went back to Tottenham and I felt something had changed. At training, every morning, he spoke with the English, he talked to this one and that one, but didn't come to talk to me.

I said to myself: 'Something has changed, they're going to mess me around.' The winter window was still open. He then said to me: 'William, can we talk?' I said: 'Yes, no problem.' We went into his office, we talked: 'How are you? How do you feel?' 'I'm fine' etc.

And then I said to him: 'Coach, I prefer you be frank with me. If you don't need me any more, tell me. I'm 34. There are clubs that want me to sign for them, it's not a problem. I'm 34, if you feel I'm not up to it any more, there is no problem.'

He replied: 'No, I need you, don't worry.' He didn't have the balls.

The centre back would go on to sign for Perth Glory that summer, becoming the first French player to play in the A-League, but when it comes to matters of testicular fortitude perhaps Gallas should bite his tongue given the time he literally didn't have the bottle to watch a penalty against Arsenal in 2008 when captain of the club, instead sulking at the other end of the pitch as their title challenge suffered a devastating blow.

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