Clyne gives classy response to Warnock's 'disgrace' jibe
- The Cardiff boss earlier accused Liverpool and Nathaniel Clyne of lack of class as the full-back joined B'mouth instead of the Bluebirds.
- Nat himself now stresses he has nothing but respect towards his former manager and just looks forward to a new challenge in his career.
Nathaniel Clyne's loan move to Bournemouth caused a certain controversy as Cardiff's boss Neil Warnock, who granted the full-back his senior debut at Crystal Palace, believed the 27-year-old agreed to join the Bluebirds. However, things turned out to be somewhat different and the player himself explained to the Sky Sports:
"My intention was not to hurt anyone in any way. It was just down to footballing reasons. Me and Neil Warnock have a good relationship and I enjoyed working for him when I was at Crystal Palace. I have a lot of respect for the man.
"If you look at the club [Bournemouth], it is a good club and is on the up. They have great quality players here. The style of play is similar to what I played at Liverpool, so I am just looking forward to the challenge and I can't wait to get going."
Clyne is a good full-back. I'm still surprised we allowed him to leave.— John (@John24081990) January 11, 2019
Warnock actually was furious after Nat was loaned out to Bournemouth, as the flamboyant manager delivered a rant: "I’m disappointed with Nathaniel Clyne and Liverpool.
"To see on TV he’s gone to Bournemouth when I’ve been promised he’s my player is for me a disgrace and a lack of class. Having known the player and given him his debut, I'm disappointed not just with the boy himself but with Liverpool as well for not ringing me.
"The reason I'm disappointed with Nathaniel and Liverpool is that I've out on three players because of that by waiting. I lost out on a couple of full backs and a striker, so I'm doubly disappointed.
"I probably should have been illegally tapping him, but I've done everything right and then Bournemouth come in and I suppose Bournemouth paying £19million for (Dominic) Solanke probably whetted their appetite a little bit."