Christian Vieri has laid into Gary Lineker over the former England international’s criticism of Karim Benzema.
Lineker described Benzema as “a tad overrated” during Real Madrid’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham last month.
Former Italy international Vieri, a Serie A winner and fellow scorer of all the goals, has waded into the debate.
“I don’t know why Gary Lineker works on TV. He scored all of his goals in the six-yard box,” he told BeIN SPORTS.
“The thing is, he’s a striker, so when a striker doesn’t score for a couple of games, you’re going to kill him?
“He should know better.”
He’s on TV to ask questions about football which, surprisingly, involves asking questions about footballers. 🙄 https://t.co/v8GUWIsvj9
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 7, 2017
So that will be a former footballer going on TV to complain about a former footballer being on TV?