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Gomis sick of pointless praise
Published : 23 May 2009 18:45:20Rss feed
The Senegal midfielder was excellent in the Scottish Premier League defeat at Celtic almost two weeks ago and was tipped for big things by many observers after dominating a midfield containing Marc Crosas, Paul Hartley and Scott Brown. Gomis will be in place on Sunday as United try to defeat Rangers in order to qualify for next season's Europa League and hopes this time it will be the entire team who are receiving credit after a famous victory. He said: "I got a lot of praise after the way I played against Celtic the other week but, to be honest, it didn't mean much because we lost the game. "Obviously it's flattering to hear people talk about you in a positive way but when your team have lost, the shine is taken off it. "I'd much rather people were talking about United winning than about how well some of us played in a defeat. "We've had enough praise after big games this season and in a way I'm sick of it - I'd much rather have points, to be honest. "We've got one more chance to get three points this season and plan to take it." United celebrate their centenary this weekend and will be handing out birthday cake and flags to their supporters at Sunday's game. With that in mind, Gomis believes there would be no better present to the fans than giving them a European adventure to look forward to. He said: "It's a huge occasion, the eyes of the whole country are on us, so it's chance to show what we can do. "The club is 100 years old this weekend so it would be the perfect birthday present to everyone at Dundee United if we can beat Rangers and make sure of Europe next season." Gomis echoed the sentiments of manager Craig Levein by insisting he could not care less who wins the title. "If us winning stops them getting the championship then so be it - it doesn't matter to me," he said. "All I'm concerned about is Dundee United and making sure we've got European football to look forward to." If United lose and Aberdeen win, the Dons will overtake Levein's men. Gomis added: "We only need one point on Sunday but that's not the way we're going to approach it - we've got to go all out for the win." "Three points is our aim because we don't know what's going to happen up at Aberdeen."
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