“We’ve got heart, we’ve got passion, something that I don’t think they have.”
James Talbot has said that Shamrock Rovers have no “heart” or “passion.” The Bohemians goalkeeper claimed that he doesn’t have “much respect” for Rovers, as they “look down” on him and his teammates and “don’t think we’re good players.”
Talbot made the comments following the Dublin derby between Shamrock Rovers and the Gypsies, a match won by the home side 2-1 at Dalymount Park.
Bohs have beaten their city rivals in seven of their last eight games and Friday’s match was settled with a stunning goal by Danny Mandroiu.
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Yet, according to the Bohemians goalkeeper, the Rovers players do not rate him and or his teammates. Talbot made the comments in a frank and honest interview with RTE after the full-time whistle on Friday night.
“It’s always good to beat them,” he said.
“We don’t have much respect for them to say the least. They look down on us, they don’t think we’re good players. Once again we’ve proven tonight that there’s lads on our team that would walk into their team.
“We’ve got heart, we’ve got passion, something that I don’t think they have. And we can play a bit as well. We’re over the moon. The lads absolutely dug in. They put in a performance that is going to stick with a few of them. That feeling will never get old.”
“I think it’s more of a mindset,” Talbot said about Bohs’ excellent recent record against Shamrock Rovers.
“They look down on us. They think they’re better than us. What is it, eight games (unbeaten in this fixture)? I’m not one for stats. But the stats don’t lie in that sense. There are good players in this team. For them to underestimate us gives the lads the extra edge to go out and perform.
“We work hard. If someone isn’t working hard they’re getting their neck pulled in. There are so many good people at this club. It’s more than a club, this place.
“They were mouthy. Their players were mouthing at each other saying this, that, whatever. That’s not a team. That’s what we have here. You can’t buy that. Money can’t buy that.”
You can listen to his chat with RTE here:
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