Danish striker Andreas Cornelius says Cardiff owner Vincent Tan should have been more patient with him during his time at the club.
The £7.5m signing from Copenhagen in 2013 lasted just six months at the club before leaving but, as he prepares to return with Denmark’s national side for Friday’s Nations League game against Wales, he claims Tan should have given him more time. Instead, the owner called the then manager Malky Mackay an ‘idiot’ for buying him in the first place and let him leave after six months.
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Needless to say, the criticism stung and he has now hit back at his treatment. “It was a big deal, I had just turned 20 and came straight from the Danish League to the Premier League, it’s a very big step,” the 25-year-old said. “So it can take time and that is just normal. If you sell a young player after half a year it is not good business, I think. “Yes, I ended up being a waste of money for him but that may be his [Tan’s] own fault. “He should have just waited.”I am all good. I have moved on, taken my career to even bigger clubs than Cardiff.”