Unless they’ve forcibly burnt it out of their minds, Cardiff fans will undoubtedly remember the name Andreas Cornelius.
The Danish striker, bought by the Bluebirds for around £8m, never actually scored a goal for the then Premier League side in 11 appearances, and was swiftly sent back to his former club, FC Copenhagen in Denmark, for half the price.
Now at Atalanta in Italy, where he’s enjoying himself a whole lot more, the 24-year-old gave an interview to Gazzetta dello Sport, where he briefly recalled his short spell in England, explaining why it didn’t quite work out.
He said: “It’s a different football, and I wasn’t ready physically during my six months at Cardiff. In Serie A, the technical quality and the organisation on the pitch are superior, but the rhythm in England is infernal. If you’re not at 100%, you’ll suffer”.
Now a Denmark international with 17 caps, Cornelius also had some advice for Juventus ahead of their clash with Tottenham in the Champions League, and it involved his compatriot Christian Eriksen.
He explained: “At times, you wonder where he’s gone for an hour, and then he’ll pull out an exceptional pass or shot and win you the game. A tip for Juventus against Spurs: don’t just pay attention to Kane”.
While we’re sure Max Allegri wasn’t going to forget about the Spurs attacking midfielder in the coming weeks when planning his important European fixture, a reminder never hurts.
Also, we’ll add ours: remember about Dele Alli, too.