So, Eric Abidal followers – the moment came at the weekend. After his liver transplant a year ago, and his public recuperation, the great man – and he is now truly great, made his appearance for the greatest club side in the world, Barcelona.
It didn’t matter that Cesc Fabregas scored his first ever hat-trick, it was always going to be Le Grand Eric (MK11)* who was going to steal the show and well done to him. Believe me, this is no small feat. You don’t have to be a football lover to appreciate this achievement, just take it from me – to reach the standard of fitness required to play at that level is…, well it is quite remarkable.
You can check out this great moment here.
You know, it’s bizarre really, but I even feel a sense of pride myself over this – like , as if he’s “one of us”, a kindred spirit. I don’t know why, I mean I don’t think he’s mentioned me in his blog. But there you go, I feel “great for the lad”! And that’s it.
* A footie in-joke – refers to another great French Eric – Cantona