Gallas Reveals Shirt Frustrations
William Gallas has revealed that the incident that saw his shirt number given to Michael Ballack contributed to his decision to leave Chelsea.
Gallas joined Arsenal on the last day of the summer transfer window in a move that saw Ashley 'I almost crashed my Bentley' Cole move the other way.
'Even if it seems surreal, the business of the shirt shook me,' he explained.
'Nicking the No 13 shirt off me to give it to Ballack was a flagrant lack of respect. I could have honoured the last year of my contract and been free at the end of the season.'
'But that would not have been honest with Chelsea. In my head, I was no longer there.'
Upon reading Billy's quotes two things sprang immediately to mind. The first was William Gallas, a Frenchman, using the phrase 'nicking', made me chuckle, and the fact that Chelsea fans continually refer to Gallas as 'Silly Billy' when as it turns out, Chelsea don't have one single available centre back for Saturday's FA Cup tie.
Now who's the silly billy?