USAIN BOLT may have taken the athletics world by storm, but he isn’t quite having the same impact in football.
A rival footballer down under has slammed his ball control, saying the sprint legend has a first touch ‘like a trampoline’.
Bolt’s first touch has been compared to a ‘trampoline’[/caption]
The eight-time Olympic champion’s trial period with Australian club Central Coast Mariners has concluded and a deal has yet to be agreed due to Bolt’s lofty wage demands.
And while Andy Keogh is glad that Bolt has shone a light on their league, he is less than impressed with what he’s seen from the track king.
Keogh, plays for Bolt’s Aussie side’s rivals Perth Glory, slammed the transition from football in an interview with Off the ball, he said:
“He’s shown a bit of potential but it’s a little bit of a kick in the teeth to the professionals that are in the league.
“It’s fine from a marketing point of view, but from a football perspective, it’s a little bit farcical.
“It’s nice to have the attention on the A League, but him playing in the A League… that’s not for me.
“He’s 31. For me he’s not going to be able to make it.
“If there’s someone who genuinely thinks he’d be a good football addition, I don’t think they should be in a position to make those calls.”
Bolt scored twice in his final game for the Aussie side[/caption]
Former Republic of Ireland international Keogh seems to have ruined Bolt’s dream.
But the fastest man in the world may well turn his attention to different league, elsewhere in the world.
It took Bolt until the final hour to find the back of the net for Central Coast Mariners.
He scored twice in the final game of his trial period, but has since been excluded from training after his management rejected a contract offer.
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