Date:Friday February 8 2008
Swansea City midfielder Ferrie Bodde was left angry after reading back the interview he had with Dutch football magazine, Voetbal International.
The interview suggested that his future with the Swans was uncertain. He wanted to play at a higher level and was looking for a return to his native Holland.
However, Swans fans will be happy to know that Ferrie Bodde is happy in South Wales, and told the Evening Post how some things were incorrect:
|'I'm happy at Swansea,' |
'and I'm disappointed with the magazine because what they wrote and what I said to them were not the same.
'When I gave the interview, I asked the reporter to send me an email of the piece so I could say what was correct and what wasn't,'
'I did that and told him a lot of things were wrong, but he didn't change them.
'When I read it I said 'No, what's this?' and tried to ring him, but he didn't answer.
'I said to him when I read the email that I didn't know how he thought I'd said certain things. He said he wanted to make it juicier.'
|'They are in danger and I feel sad because it's my club, where I was for 15 years before I came to Swansea,' |
'He asked me how I thought they could solve their problems, and I said they should make Martin Jol manager because he used to play for Den Haag and everybody loves him there.
'I said I would go back there if he was manager, but that's just something we say in Holland and it's never going to happen anyway.
'I would love to play for Martin Jol, I admit that, but he will not go there. I was just trying to make clear to the people at Den Haag that Martin Jol is the one for them.
'It won't happen, because he is too powerful and too many people at the club now would be afraid of losing their power.
'What I want to make clear is that I'm happy in Swansea.'
'My family comes first,' he goes on, 'because they are with you until you die and football is only a few years.
'But there's no problem at the moment.
'When I finish football, I will go back to Holland because that's where my life is.
'If my family were not happy now and wanted to go back I would look at it, but they are happy.
'Denny Landzaat just left Wigan for Feyenoord because Wigan was difficult for his child. That's right, but we're happy in Swansea.'
|'The guy said he had heard clubs were in for me,' Bodde says.|
'I said 'I hope so because that means I'm doing a good job', but told him I'd heard nothing.'
'We have a nice team, nice supporters and good staff and we're winning most games,' he adds.
'I'm enjoying it here, there's no doubt about that.'
|'He asked if I would go if a club in Holland wanted me next season,' he says.|
'I said if it's a top club like Feyenoord, Ajax or PSV Eindhoven, I would be stupid to say no and I think the Swansea fans would understand that.
'But he wrote that I would go to NAC or NEC, and I never even mentioned those clubs.'
Date:Friday February 8 2008
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