Stop Terry! Arteta pleads for refs to clamp down on Chelsea captain's fouls
20 April 2009 04:36
Mikel Arteta has singled out John Terry for making ugly fouls and insists the authorities should make an example of the Chelsea captain.
Everton midfielder Arteta accused Terry of being a serial offender and compared his challenges with the one by Birmingham's Martin Taylor which put Arsenal's Eduardo out for nearly a year.
Terry was sent off against Everton in December for a rash challenge on Leon Osman and Arteta believes that, while there is nothing wrong with playing hard, Terry is a player who habitually oversteps the mark and should be reined in when Everton face Chelsea on Wednesday.
The Spaniard said: 'That they let the game flow is not a bad thing, but I think they have to be stricter with one shocking thing.
'With a challenge like the one Eduardo received or some of those that Terry makes, late tackles. They should put a stop to that.
'That they let you play and be a bit more aggressive doesn't seem a bad thing to me. That's better than always stopping the game because I dive, I get up, I protest. I wouldn't take that out of the game because the respect for players, be they local or foreign players, is very great and beautiful.'