Everybody Is Talking About Ryan Bertrand's 'Time-Wasting Tactics' Against Bournemouth
If you watched Southampton's entertaining 1-1 draw at Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon, then you'll have seen Ryan Bertrand's god-awful throw-in.
Luckily for him, he recovered in arguably the funniest moment of the weekend.
In added time, Bertrand basically messed up the throw and mimed as if he did it on purpose to waste time, pointing at his clock and winking at the camera.
Bertrand received the Man of the Match award for his performance against Eddie Howe's side, recording six crosses and three chances. He also made three interceptions and two tackle.
"We can't afford to start that slow against Bournemouth, but in the second half we looked the better team." he told Sky Sports after the draw.
"We had an up and down start to the season, but have managed to fix that with some consistency now."
Ryan Bertrand f*cks up a throw-in, then mimes as if he did it on purpose to waste time. Deserves a good congratulatory punch in the face from Pep Guardiola for that.- Paddy Power (@paddypower) December 3, 2017
Ryan Bertrand's throw in is the best thing I've seen this season! And the camera time too:joy:- Lafferty (@nashpalinho) December 3, 2017
Ryan Bertrand's wrist tap after that throw in :joy::joy::joy:- m a t t (@MattSmithWhite) December 3, 2017
Ryan Bertrand my new favourite human after that- Cammy Smith (@cammysmith98) December 3, 2017
Man of the Match
Game high 6 crosses
Game high 3 chances created
2 tackles pic.twitter.com/mvaoR6FrgM
- Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) December 3, 2017
Back in the summer window, Manchester City were heavily linked with a move for Bertrand and according to Sky Sports' Kaveh Solhekol, City made 'significant progress' with Southampton for their left back.
It was reported that his current £55,000-a-week contract would be doubled if he completed a move to the Etihad.
Manchester City making significant progress with deal for Southampton left back Ryan Bertrand after Monaco demanded £40m for Benjamin Mendy
- Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) June 6, 2017
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