Bolton midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker has openly criticised Craig Bellamy, claiming that he has ‘no respect’ for the player, following their bust-up during Bolton’s 3-1 victory over Liverpool.
The pair have had an ongoing dislike of each other since 2007, and this continued during Saturday’s Premier League fixture at the Reebok Stadium.
Defender Zat Knight was forced to pull his team mate away from Bellamy as they squared up to each other just before the half-time break, as it looked likely that the war of words would develop.
Reo-Coker bagged one of the goals for Bolton, and he continued the falling out after the game as he criticised Bellamy when interviewed.
“Craig Bellamy is Craig Bellamy; I have no respect for him so he can do what he wants to do,” Reo-Coker said.
However, the midfielder also went on to say that his side are now looking to build on the fine form they have recently enjoyed, and also believes that their new formation is working with their newly found belief.
“If you look at our past performances we are playing really well, we’ve got a new formation going and there’s a lot more confidence in the team,” Reo-Coker explained.
“The past games we’ve had we have been unlucky with the results but performance-wise, as a team, we have been getting better and have been growing, and it’s about building on that.
He continued, “In our situation it is important to get a win home or away, so to get it at home it is even better, but again it has been a fantastic team performance today and it’s what we have been doing over the past couple of weeks, so we must try and keep the momentum going.
“We had a tough start to the season and we have finally picked ourselves up, and it’s important for us to go and climb up that league and get a true reflection of where we should be in the league.”