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50° The Week in Quotes (3 December 2010)

“I’ve never admitted to it, but it’s true. I was not very well, I was poorly at half-time but I carried on. The ball went down the left-hand side, I did try to tackle someone, I stretched and then I ‘relaxed myself'. It was messy, it just came out. I was very fortunate it rained that night and I could do something about it - you can see me rubbing the ground like a dog. It was the most horrendous experience of my life. But I never found so much space in a game than I did that night after that happened!”
Gary Lineker on being caught short in England’s Italy 1990 opener against Republic of Ireland

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