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02nd Jul 2016

A tired and emotional Robbie Savage made a crazy comparison on BBC

He appeared a bit worse for wear

Robert Redmond

Robbie Savage may not have been to bed yet when conducting this interview.

The former Wales and Leicester City midfielder is an excitable chap at the best of times, but lost the run of himself a little on Saturday morning on BBC Breakfast, which is perfectly understandable given the circumstances.

Savage was still celebrating Wales’ incredible 3-1 victory over Belgium in the quarter-finals of Euro 2016, and used the words “Hal Robson-Kanu” and “Lionel Messi” in the same sentence, comparing the Welsh striker’s turn and finish in Lille to an act akin to greatest player who ever lived.

We’ll give Robbie a pass though, as he was clearly “tired and emotional”, and had just witnessed a result that was beyond the wildest dreams of even the most optimistic of Welsh fans just a few years ago.

It made for great television, and Wales’ heroics also put a spanner in the works of Savage’s holiday plans.