GALLAS CALLS TIME
Former Tottenham defender William Gallas time in Australian football with Perth Glory may have come to an abrupt end after he suffered a hamstring injury, which is likely to make him miss the last two matches of the season. Since he is out of contract at the end of the campaign, Gallas may have played his last for the Australian outfit.
He has so far been silent on his future plans as there are also been suggestions that he may retire at the end of the campaign. Gallas is on a contract worth around $ 1 million a year and he has proven over the years that he remains one of the top defenders in the world.
Calf injuries have troubled the former French international for the last few months, but it now seems that this injury is likely to rule him for the next four weeks. This may have effectively ended his career. Perth Glory’s interim manager Kenny Lowe says that Gallas has been a significant player for the club on and off the field. Kenny Lowe is trying to become a full-time manager at the club and he expressed his relief at being able to get a win over Newcastle Jets. The win gives them a lot of confidence ahead of the next match with Central Coast.
"Maybe the uninitiated and not football-savvy people think he's going to pull it down, go past 12, do an overhead kick and stick it in the seven every game. But that's not how it works. He's an out-and-out defender. If you watch him, he smells danger. He's a top guy. He mentors people at the club," Lowe said. The 36-year-old defender will be having scans on Monday in order to assess the damage because of this injury. The club will be hoping that he stays beyond this season.