Speedway: Lasse Bjerre looks to hit back at his online critics when Tigers take on Glasgow

Lasse Bjerre says he '˜doesn't care' about the keyboard critics ahead of tonight's Owlerton clash with Glasgow (7.30pm).

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 21st June 2018, 6:00 am
Sheffield Tigers (Speedway). Lasse Bjerre, pictured. Picture: Marie Caley NSST Speedway MC 19
Sheffield Tigers (Speedway). Lasse Bjerre, pictured. Picture: Marie Caley NSST Speedway MC 19

Bjerre blasted to a 15-point maximum at home to Berwick last week to put one in the eye of the naysayers.

He’s looking for more of the same when Tigers face their Scottish rivals and hand debuts to new signings Broc Nicol and the returning Georgie Wood.

An open and honest Bjerre said: “People have been slagging me off but I don’t care at all what they’re saying to be honest.

“What people are saying on the internet, I see it but I try not to take much notice of it – but if they want to come and tell me to my face then we may have a different story.

“I don’t let what’s happened before bother me now, I just look at the next one because forward is the direction you want to be going in.”

In one of the most bullish interviews he’s ever given, Bjerre (pictured) says he’s keen to keep up his high standards.

“I was the quickest rider out there last week and I played my part in an important win for the team,” he said.

“That’s what I know I can do and that’s my plan for the rest of the season.

“I wouldn’t say I’ve been disappointed about much at all to be honest.

“Yes I have been testing a few new things at different tracks – some have worked well, some not so well.

“But if you want to be better then you have to try something different to take you to that next level.

“If you just settle for the same thing to what you’re used to then you’re never going to move forward.

“I have a responsibility as a rider to try and make myself better, both for myself and for the team, so I would rather try new things from time to time to try and do just that.”

Sheffield: Kyle Howarth, Todd Kurtz, Broc Nicol, Lasse Bjerre, Charles Wright, Georgie Wood, James Shanes.

Glasgow: Richie Worrall, Paul Starke, Lewis Kerr, Claus Vissing, Chris Harris, Jack Thomas, James Sarjeant.