Alan Shearer has made some surprising comments when he was being interviewed in the Newcastle city center by Sky Sports presenter Geoff Shreeves.
Alan had a stellar career in football when he scored 379 in 734 total games and of course at Newcastle he broke Jackie Milburn’s record of 200 goals with 206 goals in 404 appearances before retiring 10 years ago.
Alan has also scored more Premier League goals than anybody else with a massive 260 goals and next in line is Wayne Rooney on 194 and 148 of those goals were scored for Newcastle United in 303 appearances.
Alan Shearer – comments about his Dad
That record is likely to stand for a long long time.
The 46-year-old BBC Match of the Day pundit said this during his interview session as reported in the Chronicle:
“I had a text off my dad on Tuesday morning and, for the first time in his life, he actually said to me, ‘I am proud of you’.”
“I have got parents who brought me up in a tough way, but the right way.”
“For me to come to Newcastle and score goals in front of my dad and my mam, I lived my dream.”
“The feeling I got when I broke Jackie Milburn’s record standing at the Gallowgate End, that was my dream and that was what I wanted to do.”
“It was the best feeling I ever had on the football pitch.”
Parents seem sometimes too shy or uncomfortable to tell their kids how proud they are of them – and in my experience that’s particularly true in England.
It’s not so true in the states where people are willing to talk about their feelings a lot more.
But if we found out how many people are in the same position as Alan with their father, it will probably be a lot more than people think.
Just a guess.
Alan Shearer is one of the greatest footballers Newcastle have ever produced and he is truly a living legend on Tyneside.