Ahead of the Hublot Match of Friendship earlier this week, Alan Shearer shared a video of Tino Asprilla preparing for the game, along with a number of other former players and Usain Bolt.
True to the form, the Colombian was not having any of it when Al encouraged him to warm up, leaning against a wall with a ball under his feet.
? Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) March 21, 2018
I can imagine this exact same scenario happening when Tino was a player at Newcastle, with our legendary no.9 encouraging /lambasting him to do some actual training. No matter his dislike for the warm ups though, he always turned it on for us when he got on to the pitch.
The hat-trick against Barca back in 1997 has gone down in Magpies` folklore, along with his exuberant celebrations, and it`s great to see the great striker hasn`t changed one bit since his playing days. Good on you Tino!