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Robert Huth Praised For Superbly Honest Post-Game Interview

Robert Huth Praised For Superbly Honest Post-Game Interview
By Gavin Cooney

To misquote Half Man Half Biscuit: in the Kingdom of the Blind, the one-eyed man is king. And in the Kingdom of the Bland, footballers are giving post-game interviews to Sky Sports.

95% of these interviews are exceptionally bland affairs, and it can never be said that the post-game awarding of the weird Man of the Match trophy is more entertaining than the game itself. That, however, happened today. (Granted, Middlesbrough 0-0 Leicester did not set a particularly high bar).

Robert Huth was awarded the Man of the Match award, and was asked about virtually the only talking point from a drab game. During the game, Huth clashed in the penalty area with Adama Traore. No penalty was given, but it looked an awful lot like a foul:

Huth was asked about the incident, and rather than brush away the incident, he admitted that he was fortunate not to concede a penalty:

I thought it was a pen. Only because I felt the touch, and I was waiting for the referee to give it. I've not seen it back, but I feel it was a lucky one for us.

 

His manager disagreed, however:

Huth garnered a lot of praise online:

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