Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford says that Burnley defender James Tarkowski carried out ‘jiu-jitsu’ on him throughout his aspect’s draw with Burnley.
Bamford accused the Clarets defender of tussling illegally with him on the ground throughout the feisty affair, which noticed seven yellow playing cards produced, however he admitted that the 2 shook arms and made up after the sport.
And the striker, who scored an 86th minute equaliser for his workforce at Turf Moor, says he loved the battle with the Burnley defence.
“It’s all the time powerful coming right here as a result of, you don’t wish to be disrespectful, however you understand what you’re going to get while you play towards Burnley they usually do make it tough,” stated Bamford after the sport.
“It’s a little bit of a battle and it was a battle all recreation. I believe we positively deserved a degree and we created loads of possibilities, however I believe we’ll be pleased with a degree, to be honest.
He added: “I used to be a little bit bit irritated at [James] Tarkowski as a result of it was simply that tussle on the ground when he tried to do some bizarre jiu-jitsu factor on me. I don’t know what he’s doing!
“It was simply one in all them the place I fairly loved having a little bit battle with them and after the sport, we have been all tremendous and shaking arms and stuff so it’s alright.”
Tarkowski, who additionally tussled with Kalvin Phillips, noticed the humorous aspect of Bamford’s feedback and responded to the video of the interview on Twitter, by posting an image of fictional karate grasp, Mr Miyagi, from The Karate Child movies.
It’s not simply Bamford who has had a problem with Burnley’s extra bodily method this season, with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp labelling Sean Dyche’s aspect as ‘harmful’ after their 2-Zero win final weekend.
“Burnley was by no means a recreation the place you might be simply flying or no matter and may outplay them, not less than not for us. We all the time needed to be prepared for a correct battle however we have been at this time in a extremely tough recreation,” he stated final weekend.
“You noticed these challenges with [Ashley] Barnes and [Chris] Wooden, and Virgil [van Dijk] and Joel [Matip]. I’m not 100 per cent certain if they’re actually moving into the precise path with these sorts of selections.
“It’s like we go 10, 15 years again to, ‘that was the soccer we needed to see’ or no matter.
“It’s simply too harmful, you can’t actually decide the conditions. The way you rise up within the air, it’s tremendous, however while you get down they usually stand nonetheless within the defender, it’s simply arduous.”
The Premier League confirmed at first of the season that they’d implement a better threshold for fouls, so as to create a extra free-flowing recreation.
Bamford believes this can be a optimistic transfer – for the gamers and the followers – however was eager to level out that gamers can’t cross the road, maybe referring to Burnley on Sunday afternoon.
“I believe it’s a great factor,” the 27-year-old, who was referred to as as much as the England squad this week, stated when requested in regards to the new legal guidelines.
“I believe that it makes the sport much more attention-grabbing and clearly thrilling for the followers since you wish to see these arduous tackles and little battles.
“I had one final week with [Yerry] Mina. It was the identical this week towards these defenders so it’s satisfying however, clearly, there’s nonetheless a line that you would be able to’t cross over.”
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