Alex McLeish: We must forget about Eduardo! Birmingham boss says it's time to move on

26 March 2010 11:27
Alex McLeish insists he has 'moved on' from Birmingham's last home meeting with Arsenal when Eduardo suffered a broken leg.  

The Gunners will return to St Andrew's for the first time on Saturday since the Croatia striker sustained the injury setback via a challenge from Blues defender Martin Taylor in February 2008.  

Arsene Wenger launched a scathing attack on Taylor after the game and initially claimed he should not be allowed to play football again.  

Horror tackle: Wenger initially called for Taylor (centre) to be banned for life

City manager McLeish is glad Eduardo is back playing but is only looking to the future rather than the past  

Taylor has left Birmingham and joined Watford while left-back LiamRidgewell is the only City player in the starting XI that day who isguaranteed to face Arsenal this time. 

Moving on: City manager Alex McLeish

McLeish said: We have moved on. I don't want even want to talk about it. Eduardo is back playing which is great.  

'But we have moved on and I don't feel I need to comment on it. It is a couple of years ago.

'It is in the history books. Time moves on and I just brush all thatstuff off my shoulder like a bit of dandruff.  'All I am interested inis this coming game with Arsenal.'  

McLeish believes the Blues are abetter side than the last time the two sides met at St Andrew's having collectedpoints from the other 'big guns' in Manchester United, Chelsea andLiverpool.  

He said: 'We are a better side than we were two seasons ago but it doesn't necessarily mean we will beat Arsenal.  

'We will try and play our football against Arsenal but we have stillgot to make tackles - just as the Arsenal team have got to maketackles.  'We can't stand back and admire them. They are a hell of agood side.'

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Source: Daily_Mail