Where there's a Will...
- 02 November 2013 09:22
- Posted by @dclayton_mcfc
Winning the World Cup as a player or celebrating Sergio’s goal to win the title as a fan – which would you choose as the greatest sporting moment?
OK, we have a somewhat biased audience but that question was put to former England Rugby Union star Will Greenwood in an interview in the Radio Times – a rare guest to our regular daily City media round-up.
And given we’ve asked the question, you can probably second-guess the answer…
“So when asked what has been the greatest sporting moment of your life – all 41 years of it – the answer is pretty obvious, isn’t it? Will Greenwood’s response is immediate.
‘Aguero’s goal,’ he says. ‘I was there that day. Nothing will ever come close to that.’
“World Cup or no World Cup, Lancastrian-born Greenwood’s blood pumps Manchester City sky-blue. When Sergio Aguero scored in the 94th minute of the final game of the 2011/12 season to snatch the Premier League title from Manchester United, Greenwood was beyond delirious.
“Ask him now if he would trade his rugby World Cup win, along with his 31 international tries and 55 England caps, to be the scorer of that goal for City, he grins and answers in the affirmative so emphatically as to be unprintable.
‘That whole experience taught me why people still tell me our World Cup win gave them life-defining memories,’ says Greenwood.
Because of Aguero, I now know how much better it is to be a passionate supporter watching City from the stands than on the field winning the World Cup. If I see Aguero on the street in 60 years’ time, I will still want to tell him: ‘You gave me the greatest sporting moment of my life
You’re not alone, Will.
Looking at the Sky Blues’ strengths, he writes: “When I look at their squad, I see an outfield spine that could walk into any team in Europe.
“When I played against him, he never failed to impress me with his quality but I always felt he had another gear to use. This season, he has engaged it and he has married a great work-rate with his undoubted skill.”
Match reaction tomorrow….