Liverpool forward Craig Bellamy says he won’t celebrate if he scores against his hometown club in the Carling Cup Final on Sunday.
Bellamy explained “I certainly won’t [celebrate]. I tried not to, against Man City. I tried to hold myself back. Really, I didn’t celebrate that much, but in the occasion and the moment you get a little bit carried away. I have no aspirations of celebrating. But I have to be on the pitch first and foremost before I think about scoring.”
Bellamy made 36 appearances for The Bluebirds while on loan from Man City last season, scoring eleven goals, including a memorable winner in the derby against Swansea.
At the age of 32, winning the Carling Cup would be Bellamy’s first major honour in English football – having previously only won the Community Shield (with Liverpool in 2006) and the Scottish Cup with Celtic (2005).
The Welshman insists winning makes no difference to him though; “None. Honestly. If I win, I win. If I don’t, I don’t. I will not lose one second of sleep over it. Not one. I have enjoyed my career, I’ve had a great career. Is my career defined by trophies? No. I’m very fortunate to play this game, I’ve achieved more than I set out to achieve.
“Off the top of my head, I don’t know where my Scottish Cup medal is. I don’t have a photo of the game anywhere in my house. I just set out to win every game I play in, and if I win trophies because of that, then great.”