DURING THE WEEK, Giovanni Trapattoni revealed to reporters that Darron Gibson refuses to respond to his text messages.
Speaking about the Everton midfielder’s international future, he said:
“It is very difficult to know what Darron’s position is when he does not answer our text messages.
“We have also tried to contact him through his club. But look, it is no problem. Other players have come in and we’re doing well with these players. I haven’t given up on him. Still I wait patiently for a player like Darron Gibson. The door is open.”
Gibson is understood to have been upset at the lack of game time afforded to him at Euro 2012, with players such as Keith Andrews and Paul Green being selected ahead of him.
And Trap has consistently been criticised for picking players playing in the Championship ahead of regular Premier League starters – a policy with which Gibson is seemingly frustrated.
With that in mind, should he show the Italian coach more respect?