Ex-England striker Gabby Agbonlahor revelled in Wales’ World Cup exit after a 3-0 defeat to the Three Lions, digging out striker Kieffer Moore and Welshman Dean Saunders.
The former Aston Villa star had been looking forward to the World Cup clash against Rob Page’s side and took great joy in seeing the Three Lions earn a three-goal victory as they progressed from Group B at the top of the pile.
Welsh football legend Saunders was a part of talkSPORT’s coverage of the fixture on Tuesday evening when host Adrian Durham announced that he had received a message from Agbonlahor for Saunders, which asked: “What time is your flight home?”
But instead of fighting fire with fire, Saunders opted to take the high road, saying: “Lose with grace and win with grace.
“It’ll come back and haunt you. You always live and fight another day. We’ll be back.
“I’ll let him carry on. We don’t have £1.4billion worth of players!”
Agbonlahor had fuelled the rivalry going into the match, taking exception to the bold claims of certain Wales players, such as Kieffer Moore.
Speaking before the tournament, Bournemouth striker Moore said he ‘couldn’t wait to knock England out’.
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“Moore didn’t turn up,” Agbonlahor said after the Iran defeat. “He likes to speak about how he wants to knock England out but doesn’t show it on the pitch.”
Agbonlahor continued: “How can you have players like Moore saying we want to knock England out? Thomas said, ‘We don’t fear England, why can’t we be the ones to knock them out?’
“Players shouldn’t talk like that, now they’ve got their medicine and England will give them a good beating next week.”
Backing up his comments after the match, Agbonlahor tweeted: “Where is Kieffer Moore?”
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