Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Arshavin: “I wish I was like Fabregas”
Andrey Arshavin has been speaking about his impressions of the Villa game and as always provided useful insights.
He revealed that the only anxiety felt by the Arsenal players prior to the game was not in anticipation of the battle ahead but in trying to find tickets for their friends and relatives!
“We felt no nervous tension. We were absolutely calm, everybody here has already got used that any Premiership game is always difficult.
The excitement before the game was due to the Christmas; many players’ relatives came and wanted to see the match. There has always been a problem to get tickets to "Emirates", but these days, especially....” he said on his personal web site.
As for the contest itself he felt that Villa’s game was based on set pieces:
“We assumed that the game would be difficult, well, I guess it turned out to be an interesting spectacle. We had our moments; our rival’s game was based on set pieces”
And he went on to comment on Fabregas’s contribution.
“Cesc changed the course of the game... You know, I wish I could play like him. - go out for twenty or thirty minutes, score some goals and go away .
No kidding, he was great. I hope that his old injury relapse won’t last long and he’ll start playing soon”