Oldham manager Lee Johnson has had his say on Premier League top goalscorer Luis Suarez ahead of the Uruguayan and Liverpool hosting Oldham in the third round of the FA Cup tomorrow. While many managers rightly laud Suarez for his near farcical goal record this season and trot out the usual plaudits about him being such a difficult player to deal with, Johnson went down another route.
"He's like a dirty street rat, and I mean that in the best possible way,
"He's sharp and horrible - all that is in admiration for him, because he's a winner. He has that desire to be better today than he was yesterday."
Now, this is probably Johnson's strained way of saying Suarez is a street footballer, seeing as that's how everyone describes him, but it's not a stretch to suggest that the words dirty and rat are not ones traditionally meant as a complement. He also throws in horrible and to complete the most insulting and confusing complement of the season he throws in a bland quote about him wanting to be better today than he was yesterday.
Because dirty street rats are always striving for improvement.
Quote: The Mirror