Arsenal Forward, Lacazette SHOCKS The Whole Football World With Latest Revelations About His Football Career
Arsenal forward, Alexandre Lacazette joined the England club from Lyon on 5th July, 2017 at a club record of £52 million and as the striker has started off on a great campaign at his current club, he revealed that his initial playing position had always been in the goal but mum objected to it, Sky Sports reported.
“I did like playing in goal when I was young but my mum wasn’t very keen as she thought being a goalie was too dangerous. She said that I either played as a forward or not at all” he disclosed. How could Arsenal have coped this 2017/18 season if he went ahead to be a goalkeeper considering the bad start they have had.
The 26 year old striker said his natural self is to be calm; which is opposed to what is expected of strikers. “I supposed temperament wise, I was quite reserved, I still am… Sometimes I was embarrassed for the opposition if there was a huge goal difference between the two teams but that didn’t happen all the time. If we lost, of course I was sad, I used to cry at the slightest negative thing. Don’t worry. It’s changed now” he said.
The French international definitely didn’t enjoy it when their visit to Anfield Stadium landed them their heaviest defeat of the season at the hand of Liverpool on 27th August,2017. Liverpool destroyed Arsenal with 4 -0 while Lacazette sat on the bench.
He has scored 4 goals in 7 appearances for Arsenal in the Premier League which is not a bad stat for a player new to the league. “I will try my best to score that many goals but this is my first season so it’s all quite new. I want to settle in and repay the confidence that’s been shown in me. I will try my level best to achieve that but there is a big difference in that I was played in virtually every match at Lyon. Here the manager likes to rotate players to keep them fresh for the Premier League” he said.
The Premier League has echoed many times to new players the different Parameters set in the league; more pace and physicality is demanded and more especially as a forward, you need that to scare defender which Lacazette has experienced already.
“The main difference in the Premier League is that game is a lot more physical. The pace of the game is also very different- I really understand what it means to play box to box. Things can move so fast that you don’t have time to catch your breath or think about the next move” he admitted.
The Arsenal forward is currently on international duty with the France national team ahead of their World Cup Qualifiers against Bulgaria and Belarus on 7th October, 2017 and 10th October, 2017 respectively.