Liverpool forward Craig Bellamy says he won’t celebrate if he scores against his hometown club in the Carling Cup Final on Sunday.
The Cardiff born striker is set to return for Kenny Dalglish’s side after missing the FA Cup thrashing of Brighton at the weekend.
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.”