Fan spat disappoints Bellamy

12 February 2009 09:27
Wales captain Craig Bellamy played down his verbal spat with a fan following the 1-0 friendly defeat by Poland in Portugal. Bellamy became annoyed when he was heckled by the supporter as the Manchester City striker attempted to conduct a post-match interview. The former Newcastle United and West Ham star said: "It's a shame. I've shown my commitment to Wales turning up for these sorts of games, but it is me that always seems to get picked on for stick. "Maybe because I've never played for a Welsh club, I don't know, I've never got that same level of respect back. "I was trying to do an interview but that happens. A lot of them drink." Of the game, Bellamy added: "It was another good work-out, good opposition obviously and it was a strong team by them. "They're an established side who have been qualifying of late as well and had a generation of good players - top, experienced players who play at the highest level. "But I do feel playing in this team that we do create chances as well, so it's nice going forward. "There were a few other half-breaks from that which could have gone in as well, obviously when I went through and shot on my left foot."

Source: ESA