Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Lehmann: “Arsenal players lack experience and they are young enough to be my sons”
Jens Lehmann has been frustrated this season loosing his place to Manuel Almunia yet he has decided to stay in London in the hope of still winning something with Arsenal.
In an interview with fifa.com he revealed that he has no real friends at Arsenal and that of course includes Almunia:
“When you compete with some guys they can't separate the professional aspect from the personal. So there is no big friendship but that does not worry me”
He also revealed that the main reason he has no friends is that most of the Arsenal players are young enough to be his sons!
“I socialised with Thierry Henry and Freddie Ljungberg sometimes, but right now when you look at the squad there is only Gilberto Silva who is near my age and has children”
Comparing the “invincibles” team with the current one he considers that the current team has a lot of technical ability but lacks experience and stamina.
“There are some really good players but now when it comes to the end, it is not only quality that matters but stamina and experience as well”
He is unsure of what to do in the summer after the Euro 2008 ends.
“I don't know what I will do after the summer. I will play the European Championship and then it depends on whether I get a good offer. If I do, I might play on another two years, and if not, I might retire probably.