Theo Walcott, “Sometimes it’s not just about pretty football, we need to grind out the results”
Written by Renzo on July 18, 2009 11:30
England striker Theo Walcott revealed the pretty football Arsenal are renowned for may not be enough next season as the squad must learn to “win ugly”, if required.
I think we need to do the dirty things right.
Sometimes it’s not just about pretty football, we need to grind out the results sometimes and get the win, get the three points. In cup competitions no one remembers the game, as long as the result is right. We need to take that into our game. Manchester United and Chelsea do the dirty work and they take their chances as well, that’s another thing we need to learn and improve on.
We had a great experience of getting to Semi-Finals last season but not quite getting to Finals. Hopefully we can put that right.
Ahead of next season’s role, he added:
The boss said hopefully he will start to put me up front now and then. That’s my natural position but I’d play anywhere for this team.
I want to improve my final ball and score more goals. You get judged on goals so I want to score 15-plus this season. That would be nice. I love making runs in behind, I love scoring goals and making goals. That’s what I’ll be judged on and I’m looking forward to that.