Demba Ba – ‘There is no need to exaggerate Steven Gerrard slip’ [divider]
Beşiktaş striker Demba Ba has spoken out regarding Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard’s famous slip that ended the Reds title hopes last season in an interview with FourFourTwo.
“We didn’t speak about the slip [after the match] and I’m not planning to do such a thing [in future] either. These kind of things happen in football all the time – there’s no need to exaggerate,” Ba said.
The Senegalese international also revealed that he loves the English sense of humour.
“It became a common song for almost all the stadiums in England. Chelsea fans sing it, Everton fans sing it, Man United fans sing it,” he added.
“They intend to mock Steven, rather than praise me. English people have a great sense of humour. They love doing this and it doesn’t bother me at all.”
Ba famously scored against Liverpool while playing for Chelsea last season. Gerrard’s infamous slip against the Blues allowed Ba a free run on goal to give the London based side the lead the lead.
The Blues won the game 2-0 and Gerard has suffered abuse from football fans ever since regarding the incident.
Ba also recently told Turkish-football.com reporters at his press conference at the Black Eagles Antalya training camp that Gerrard was unlucky.
“I did my job against Liverpool last season, Gerrard was just unlucky, I did what I had to and hope to do the same this time around,” he said.
Ba joined Beşiktaş on a £5.2 million move from Chelsea last season.
The 29-year-old has 16 and two assists goals in 21 appearances for Beşiktaş in all competitions this season.