Bendtner is a very determined and confident lad. Even Arsene Wenger has alluded to it recently after his hat trick against Porto.
Nicklas then followed that up with a crucial 93rd minute winner against Hull which kept Arsenal’s title hopes alive.
Bendtner has been talking to the Danish media after that game and he again did not mince his words on the subject of his self belief.
“I've always been like this. Also off the pitch” he said to Ekstra Bladet, a Danish paper.
- I believe in myself, as well as I can. I am who I am and it’s up to the others to decide whether they like me or not” came the reply from the 22-year-old striker, who has recently astounded people in the game by cheerfully announcing that he will soon be a world star.
And he doesn’t mind the reaction and the pressure on himself such statements generate.
“No, not at all. It's easy to talk. You must also prove it. And so I say no more than what I know will happen”
”If I look honestly at myself, I see that I do not have a poor technique, not a bad shot and not a bad positional ability than many others around”
“So I take it easy, because in the end I will sit back with a big smile when I have reached my big goal”
When asked when his breakthrough to the world elite will happen:
”It should have been here this season, but then I'm suddenly in an unfamiliar position, had a car accident and missed much of the season with injuries”
”Now I play the last 20 matches. So now my goal has been postponed until next year. But it can start at the World Championships”
Let's all hope that this self belief and goal striking sequence continues while playing for Arsenal. The World Cup can wait...