Marouane Chamakh: My secret behind scoring headers
Written by Renzo on September 18, 2010 4:30
How many goals will Marouane Chamakh score with his head? It’s a fair question to ask considering the threat the Moroccan brings in the air although interestingly enough, it is not something he works on in training.
Speaking to Arsenal TV Online, the Moroccan explained that he feels comfortable challenging in the air and scoring goals with his head and he’s delighted that he managed to make the most of it. But, it is not one of his primary objectives in training with the 26-year old explaining how he only realised he can be very good in the air when Bordeaux coach Jean-Louis Garcia made him aware of his ability.
Chamakh added how his manager realised he can ba a threat in the air after noticing his leap and strength when helping the defensive department with the striker taking the advice and making the most out of it.
Arsenal travel to Sunderland tomorrow afternoon to face Steve Bruce’s Black Cats knowing that Chamakh’s aerial ability will be a huge asset in the offensive department, with the striker declaring he will give 100% in the game.
Ahead of Sunderland, he said:
It’s not something I particularly worked on in training but it’s an area of my game where I feel comfortable and I’ve managed to make the most of it in the past few seasons.
[Always good in the air?] No, I only realised when I started playing for the reserves at Bordeaux. It was my coach there Jean-Louis Garcia who made me aware that I had good heading ability.
He first noticed when I went back to help out the defence and after that I tried to make the most of it in attacking situations, set-pieces and so on. And really, I’ve been comfortable playing that way ever since.