Arsenal Legend Talks About Coming Up Against Benni
Arsenal Legend Talks About Coming Up Against Benni McCarthy
Former England international and Arsenal FC legend, Sol Campbell, admitted that he always had to be on top of his game when he came up against Benni McCarthy during his playing days.
The 43-year-old had an illustrious career with English Premier League giants, Arsenal, where he just missed out on winning the UEFA Champions League with the team.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Soccer Laduma, Campbell revealed what it was like to defend a player like McCarthy, who at the time, plied his trade for West Ham United.
“I think Benni sometimes could be quite unpredictable. He had quite a strong upper body as well, so you had to be aware of what he was trying to do. He is definitely one of the best centre-forwards South Africa has had exported. You know, you had to watch him because he was very clever, very quick on his feet. You had to be careful. You had to expect the unexpected as a defender. I was always expecting him to have an amazing game and I had to be on top of my game,” Campbell explained.
To read the full interview with Sol Campbell, check out this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, issue number 1041.