Eduardo ready to forgive
Eduardo has stated he has not seen or spoken to Martin Taylor since breaking his leg at St Andrews.
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 26/03/08 9:13am
Arsenal's Eduardo has stated he has not seen or spoken to Martin Taylor since breaking his leg at St Andrews.
Just a few minutes had been played in the league meeting between Arsenal and Birmingham when Taylor was sent off for a high challenge on Eduardo, which left the Croatia striker with a double fracture in his left leg.
Much has been said on whether Taylor had seen Eduardo personally to express his regret and now the Gunners ace has confirmed he is yet to meet up with the Birmingham stopper.
However, should Taylor want a one-on-one with Eduardo, the injured striker would be willing to forgive and forget the season's most infamous tackle.
"Apology? There has been no apology," he told the Daily Mirror. "How can I accept an apology if I haven't seem him or spoken to him?
"I think he came to the hospital, but I did not see him. My wife told me that he came to see me while I was having the operation and someone pointed out Taylor to her at the hospital.
"Maybe he was there when I was unconscious but I certainly did not see him that day. But if he comes to me now then I will accept an apology. I am a son of God so I will accept an apology."
Despite the harrowing nature of the injury, Eduardo's spirits are high and the striker has confirmed he is no longer in pain and is able to do more day by day.
"I feel much better, the worst is behind me, I don't feel more pain," he said. "I just want to move on.
"My days have been spent at home watching films and playing with my daughter. But I am doing more things each day.
"There are new challenges each day. I go to the Arsenal training ground. I am here at the hotel, just getting out a bit more."
Eduardo has thanked Gilberto Silva for his assistance shortly after the injury.
"Gilberto helped me a lot," said Eduardo. At the time I was in panic and could not really speak or say anything, let alone try to speak English.
"I don't remember much, not much at all. I never really saw my foot dislocated.
"As soon as I realised I looked the other way and just lay there, nervous, scared and never looked down again.
"There wasn't so much pain at the time, less than a twist it was just the feeling of panic."