Former Liverpool player Danny Murphy clearly didn’t do his homework for the Euro 2016 clash between France and Switzerland on Sunday night.
While commentating for ITV, Murphy said that new Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka is not the kind of player who will “get at you.”
Now that’s a strange assessment of the player who is known for dominating the midfield and collecting five red cards in the Bundesliga last season.
Arsenal fans, who are quite chuffed with their £30 million signing, were clearly not happy with Murphy’s comments.
Asking Danny Murphy about Xhaka – may as well ask him about quantum mechanics…
— Mark Chesham (@MarkChesham) June 19, 2016
All of a sudden Danny Murphy is an expert on Xhaka on what he can do!
— Cheltenham Gööner (@GaryNewman08) June 19, 2016
Danny Murphy very much calling the pot kettle black in his assessment of Xhaka.
— Tom Marshall-Bailey (@TomMarshall_B) June 19, 2016
Danny Murphy: “Xhaka’s not the sort who’ll get at you”
2015/16: 73 interceptions, 56 tackles and 90 headed duels won
— Rory Briggs (@RWABriggs) June 19, 2016
Danny Murphy worried Xhaka won’t get at players
He hasn’t got numerous red & yellow cards for bottling tackles, Danny.
— Bellerin’s accent (@1886_ArsenalFC) June 19, 2016
How can Danny Murphy say he’s concerned with Xhaka defensively with the amount of cards he picks up
— Rowan White (@rowanlolsweg) June 19, 2016
Danny Murphy pretending he knows about Xhaka, he hasn’t watched him play for Gladbach a day in his life. Judging him off 2 and a half games.
— Jack Blackwell (@jack_blackwell) June 19, 2016
Remind me Danny murphy how many times have you watch Xhaka for Gladbach.
— Sam.sports (@Samsports094) June 19, 2016
Danny Murphy has just said he’s worried Xhaka will not close people down.
Lol you don’t gain as many red cards as he does by sitting back.
— James (@ArtisticArsenal) June 19, 2016
Danny Murphy thinks defensive midfield hatchet man, Granit Xhaka is a typical Arsenal type player, but doubts his defensive quality
— GeorgeWeahsCousin (@WeahsCousin) June 19, 2016
Danny Murphy – Xhaka isn’t gonna be the type to close people down, very Arsenal like player.
Xhaka has been sent off 5 times in Bundesliga
— Badger (@Dan_Badger) June 19, 2016