Irish football legend Roy Keane, 50, has said that former German midfielder Matthias Summer has turned down a single request to swap the jersey of his career.
“I asked a player to change his shirt. I’m sorry about that, it was when I played against Ireland against Germany before the 1994 World Cup,” Keane told his former Manchester United teammate Gary in the YouTube format “The Overlap” by Neville. “It was Libero Summer. He said: ‘No’, I said: ‘F ***’.”
Im Podcast Overlap Keane also recalled Summer’s rejection recently. “I just thought, ‘You ass!’ That was the way it was. I thought I should not ask anyone anymore .. I just want to be polite .. I do not want his jersey! ” He said at that time.
Keynes beat Ireland 2-0 in a friendly. His team then lost in the 16th round to the Netherlands in the World Cup in the USA. Along with Manchester United, Keane won the Premier League seven times and the Champions League against Bayern Munich in the 1999 final.
He ended his career in 2006 without asking for a shirt swap again. He liked to hold the shirt of former French director Zinedine Zidane.
Once he was close. “After a match in Madrid we walked through the tunnel. He looked at me and I thought he was going to ask about my shirt,” Keane said. But Zidane did not, because the Irishman was so proud.
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