Monday, August 17, 2009
Eduardo reveals why he didn’t start at Goodison and tips Arsenal as title contenders
Eduardo was very pleased with his performance at Goodison and of his first Premiership goal of the season. Speaking to the Croatian media he said he feels great and healthy and that to him that is most important:
“I feel great, I'm healthy and that is most important. Let’s hope I remain so and there will follow more games and goals” he said.
For his goal he described how he anticipated that Arshavin’s shot might come back to him:
“The forwards must always be in motion, always be in the thick of the action until the end. You never know what will happen, where the ball might go so you must constantly be ready to react”
He also revealed what Wenger said to him when he told him that he will be on the bench:
“Wenger told me before the game that he did not want to take the risk. Understandably, last Wednesday I played in Minsk (for Croatia against Belarus) and it’s been a year and a half since I played two games in a row in four days”
But he enjoyed himself he said: “Because I was on the bench I enjoyed myself, the boys played fantastic and we showed that we are capable of great things”
When asked if he thought that Arsenal were championship contenders he did not disagree:
“Yes! I am convinced that we will fight for the title, the new champion will again come from the quartet of Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and us”
He did not think the loss of Toure and Adebayor has upset the team which is enjoying tremendous spirit:
“It seems to me that we have grown up as a team, so the loss of Toure and Adebayor did not upset us. We can feel the togetherness and the team spirit in the dressing room and this will be necessary if we are to win the title”
We showed it at Goodison Park where not just anyone can score against Everton, in Liverpool, half-dozen goals!
So say all of us…..