Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wenger’s interview technique impresses Bulgarian trialist Dimitrov
As recently reported on this site Bulgarian trialist Nicolay Dimitrov arrived in London Colney last Monday to start his week long trial with Arsenal clutching an English dictionary.
Apparently his knowledge of English couldn't have been that bad as it is reported that he had a meeting with Arsene Wenger before proceeding to take the field for training at London Colney. Present were his agent and an Arsenal representative.
Dimitrov was impressed with Wenger’s questioning which required him to make a self assessment.
“Which are your strongest qualities?” Wenger asked him and when he answered Wenger asked him to describe what he thought were his weakest points and the areas of the pitch he is comfortable to play in.
Wenger also advised him to relax and try and produce his best on the pitch.
On his part Arsene Wenger was impressed with Dimitrov’s English: “I see your English is quite good” he said.
Wenger revealed to Dimitrov that he caught his eye watching the video of Bulgaria’s recent defeat to England for the Under 21’s.
As we recently reported Dimitrov has already undergone a two hour fitness test session at London Colney which he passed with flying colours and then took part and scored in a training game arranged so that he could be assessed under match conditions.
Wenger has still to make a decision on Tresor Mputu who has finished his trial two weeks ago. It seems that he may be delaying so that he can also assess Dimitrov.