Vital Football

Sol Campbell Thanks Pompey

Sol Campbell Thanks Pompey

Sol Campbell has said that he owes Portsmouth Football Club for turning his career around. Sol is enjoying his football and his life on the South Coast.

'Coming here is like my career turning full circle.Yes, the facilities aren't the same I have been used to with Arsenal and England but I am enjoying my football again.

"Coming down here for me is a different level. I was focused before but now the focus is slightly different. More intense maybe.

"Bigger clubs have more resources to draw on in terms of players and experience. Here, you have to look after yourself more because you are more important to the set-up as there's not necessarily anyone there to take your place.

'I'm happy. At a club which is totally different but I'm happy. Sometimes you have less but you have more. I'm trying to help the club move in the right direction and I would be very happy if we got into Europe next year.

'I'm happier in life as well - it's all linked up. I'm a human being and a footballer. There are players who are just complete robots. I'm not a robot. Life is about your football, your friends and family and where you live . . . the whole package.'


Campbell has moved from his home in London where he used to be bombarded by reporters.

'They have completely gone. Getting out of London has really helped me, I am just getting on with my job. I spent all of my life in the city. London knows me and I know London but I only pop back to see my family and friends. It's nice to get on with my job - training, working, gym work and the gaffer has got charisma.

'Portsmouth have finance but you need to use it properly. Big clubs spend money in a particular way - that's why they are up there. It was an attraction to come to a club where I knew I would play and where you have stand up for yourself win, lose or draw.

'The difference is that you can hide when you are at a bigger club. But there's no hiding place for Sol Campbell when you're playing for Portsmouth at Stamford Bridge.'


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Saturday October 28 2006
Time: 3:00PM

Comments

0
He has insulted Pompey a bit, IMHO but I'd be stupid to blame him. Sol is VERY lucky to be able to switch clubs in the Premiership and remain as a top 5 team player.
Lysimachus
28/10/2006 17:15:00
0
I for one, am absolutely delighted to see the great man in a Pompey shirt,and i'm very pleased to hear,and see from his performances and reactions to the fans,that he is enjoying life at Pompey.
lincspfcfan
28/10/2006 19:56:00
0
same same
lmatthews
28/10/2006 20:23:00
0
CHIM-CHIMINY-CHIM-CHIM-CHEROO WHO DE ZEUWE WHEN WE'VE GOT SOL CAMPBELL
Lysimachus
28/10/2006 20:28:00
0
Whenever he doesn't play we let in goals ! A truly great buy ! And I'm glad he's happy at 'unfashionable' Portsmouth!
StuartM
29/10/2006 01:01:00
0
He can say what he likes because he is such a great respected player and when you really look at our facilities no one in their right mind would say they are good. Yes we are not a big club - well not yet. The bottom line says it all for me - and that is he wanted to come and join us in the first place.
pompeygray
29/10/2006 01:53:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Goalkeeping issue?

Pompey could have to contend with a goalkeeping quandary against Bradford at the weekend after former Tottenham keeper Luke McGee suffered a quad injury against Blackburn.

On this day in history...23rd October

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 23rd October.

Ruing gifted Blackburn chances

In poor conditions, which cannot be used as an excuse as both sides had to play in this at Ewood Park, Blackburn ran out comfortable 3-0 winners over Pompey on Saturday.

Vital View - League One - Saturday 21st October 2017

The League One season continued with the latest round of games played over the weekend, Saturday 21st October.

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Blackburn MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
McGee20%
Thompson60%
Burgess0%
Clarke0%
Donohue0%
Close0%
O'Keefe0%
Lowe0%
Bennett0%
Kennedy0%
Hawkins0%
Sub - Pitman0%
Sub - Chaplin20%
Sub - Naismith0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug59
2.storagematt27
3.Copnor4324
4.chris195416
5.eastneydave16
6.PompeyFrippy15
7.Dorking Pompey10
8.uspompeyfan10
9.Jimsmithswig7
10.steaming6
The Vital Football Members League