Van Bommel: I'm not a dirty player...Scholes is worse
Published 22:27 10/03/12 By Bill Mills
Mark Van Bommel refuses to be classed as the dirtiest player in Europe.
The 35-year-old Dutch star will be suspended for AC Milan’s quarter-final first leg following the 25th yellow card of his Champions League career at Arsenal last Tuesday.
Van Bommel said: “I’m just glad I’m not the man who has the highest amount of cards in the tournament – Paul Scholes has 35 yellows.
“I seriously don’t think my record is bad. I have been in the Champions League for 12 or 13 seasons no w.
“I’m also angry they counted my red cards as double yellow bookings. It is a dubious record.’’
While Van Bommel is frustrated to be sidelined again, it is nothing like the anger he felt over the way Milan were outclassed by Arsenal at the Emirates.
And he was grateful Milan had their 4-0 first leg lead.
Van Bommel said: “They outclassed us in the first hour. It was an unbelievable storm of attacks.’’
The Dutchman, a close pal of the Arsenal skipper, has told his bosses at Milan to try to sign Van Persie.
“He is just a class act, one of the best strikers in the world,’’ he added.