Sol Bamba: ‘I love going into a tackle, winning a challenge or a header’

31 August 2018 04:25
After a nomadic career the central defender has found a home at Cardiff and a manager, Neil Warnock, that gets the best out of himSol Bamba knows what the message will be from Neil Warnock as he leaves Cardiff’s home dressing room on Sunday. “Before we go out, the gaffer always reminds me and says: ‘Don’t be Beckenbauer. Just kick or head it. When it’s on, pass it, but if it’s not on, just put it up there.’ And that’s why I like him – he’s honest.”Bamba, by his own admission, has not always been an easy player to manage, particularly in his early days at Paris Saint-Germain, where an Argentinian centre-back by the name of Mauricio Pochettino tried to take him under his wing, but there is something about Warnock that gets the best out of him. Told that Cardiff’s manager thinks the world of him, Bamba chuckles but sounds sincere when he replies: “I think the world of him as well.” Related: Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend Related: England's Eni Aluko joins The Guardian as new columnist Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian