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Watch: Steven Gerrard Gives Admirably Honest Take On The Low-Point Of His Career

Watch: Steven Gerrard Gives Admirably Honest Take On The Low-Point Of His Career
By Mikey Traynor Updated

We've been seeing tributes come in from all corners of football, and the greater world of football, all day since Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from football, as it was clear the Liverpool legend will be remembered as one of the best players of his generation.

While his fans have been celebrating his highs, such as his monumental performances in the 2006 FA Cup Final and the Istanbul Champions League final, those who disliked him greatly for his allegiance to Liverpool have been mocking slip in the Chelsea game that ultimately cost him and Liverpool a league title. Such is the nature of football fandom in the modern age.

Gary Lineker was given the chance to interview Gerrard on the back of his announcement, and it was a fascinating watch. 'The Slip' was brought up by Gerrard himself when asked about the low point of his career, and his views on it were admirably honest.

Gerrard admitted that he reacted as if a disaster has happened in his life, and that the memories would not be forgotten any time soon.

That's one that will haunt me for a long time.

The complete opposite of the feelings of the [2005] Champions League where you're on this incredible high, and then you go back to the Chelsea game and, that being a pivotal moment, it felt like a disaster happened in my life. That's how bad it was.

Lineker then asked him to describe his strengths and weaknesses as a player, and again Gerrard gave a refreshingly honest view. He suggested that his ability to do a "little bit of everything" was what made him the player he was, but then admitted that he too often let emotions get the better of him, and his discipline was a weak point early in his career.

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I think the weakness, in my early years as Rafa Benitez pointed out quite cleverly, was probably discipline in terms of losing my position as a central midfielder too easily. And also maybe, controlling my emotions, in terms of getting stupid yellow cards and a few stupid red cards, I've let me teammates down on a few occasions, they are the things I look back on and wish I could go back on and correct those things to have a totally smooth career.

But who is out there that has that perfect career? I'm not sure there's many.

Lineker asked some difficult questions that you typically wouldn't see in a retirement interview, something to blow smoke up the backside of whoever has decided to call it a day and look back on how great they were, but he was right to, as we saw a side of Gerrard that perhaps we have not seen enough of.

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You can watch the interview in full below courtesy of BT Sport:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cni5bdWtIY

SEE ALSO: Jamie Carragher Pays The Perfect Tribute To Steven Gerrard On His Retirement


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