Only 7 reporters attend Team GB's conference

Jul 26, 2012, 09:35 IST | AFP

Britain's footballers are battling widespread apathy about their Olympic campaign � but coach Stuart Pearce is convinced it will turn around as soon as the action starts today

A press conference held by Pearce and skipper Ryan Giggs on Tuesday at Old Trafford saw just seven reporters in attendance, a far cry from the dozens who normally throng the home of Manchester United for major matches.

When greeted by the low turnout, Pearce joked to journalists: “We could have done this in my bedroom.” Britain’s opening game against Senegal will be viewed by a crowd of around 70,000 on Thursday.

Go to top