Matt Le Tissier has used Liverpool midfielder James Milner and former Tottenham Hotspur star Glenn Hoddle to hit back at Carlton Palmer on Twitter.
Former Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Palmer slammed Le Tissier for his very few England caps on the Soccer AM show on Sky Sports 1 on Saturday morning (broadcast from 10am, April 2).
“I don’t want to slag people off, but the other day Matt Le Tissier made a comment about me and he called me a bully in his book, which isn’t true,” saiid Palmer on the Soccer AM show on Sky Sports 1 on Saturday morning (broadcast from 10am, April 2), as reported by The Sun.
“I wanted to win football matches, so if you played in the same team as me and you weren’t at it, we got a problem. Matt Le Tissier put in his book that I was a bully and asked, ‘How did he get 18 England caps?’
“Well, why did you only get six? People say he should have had more but why didn’t he? I’ve played more league games than him and I’ve got 18 England caps, so don’t criticise me and try and get publicity off the back of that.”
Le Tissier is a Southampton legend, but the former attacking midfielder could manage to make just eight appearances for the England national team.
The Englishman is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in English football history, and he has hit back at Palmer’s comments.
The 47-year-old has pointed out on Twitter that Liverpool midfielder Milner has more England caps than Hoddle, who is one of the greatest midfielders in English football history.
Milner, who has played for Leeds United, Newcastle United, Aston Villa and Manchester City, has made 58 appearances for the England national team, scoring one goal in the process.
Hoddle, who played for Tottenham, AS Monaco, Swindon Town and Chelsea, won 53 England caps.