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Good friend Sousa pays tribute to Sir Bobby before Toon game.

November 27th, 2009 | 12 Comments |

Sousa: "he didn't answer my last call".
Sousa: "he didn't answer my last call".
In the run up to Newcastle United’s game with Swansea City at St James’s Park, Swans manager an ex Portugal legend, Paulo Sousa, has paid a tribute to good friend, Sir Bobby Robson in the club’s official website.

Sousa, a defensive midfielder of the highest order and a giant of the Portuguese game, was signed from Benfica by Sir Bobby when he was manager of Sporting Lisbon. Though Paulo moved to Juventus barely a year later, the pair strick up a firm friendship which lasted until Sir Bobby’s death recently.

In tribute to the great man he said:

“I was shocked and deeply saddened by Sir Bobby’s death. He earned the right to be called Sir because of the recognition he had throughout World football from players, supporters, directors, etc.

“My sadness hurt even deeper because I tried to call him the day before he died. I had called him on a weekly basis for the previous 18 months to see how he was and to give him my support in his battle against illness. (more…)