Marouane Chamakh: I don’t feel as good as Drogba, Torres and Rooney
Written by Renzo on November 29, 2010 4:45
Despite enjoying a formidable start to the season, Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh believes he still needs to improve to be on the same level of Didier Drogba, Fernando Torres and Wayne Rooney.
Speaking to L’Equipe, the Moroccan explained how he is working hard to reach the same level of the other top strikers of the English Premier League but he is still a long away from achieving his objective.
On his first official game as an Arsenal player, the 26-year old confessed he was incredibly nervous for the first part of the game against Liverpool believing he wouldn’t have managed to stay on the pitch for the full 90 minutes.
Chamakh, again on target for the Gunners last Saturday against Aston Villa, believes the game in England in very difficult as he concluded by saying how he worked on the mental aspect of his game and of course also on his technique showing how he can easily play with the likes of Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas.
On his game, Chamakh said:
Drogba, Torres, Rooney? I don’t feel as good as those guys.
I would be so happy to reach such a level one day. I know I can reach it, at least I am working for it.
I can feel the coach has planned me that way. But I am still far away.
My first match in the Premier League against Liverpool? My memory is my chest burning after 13 minutes.
I am looking at the clock and I could not believe it. It went so quick, I was looking for fresh air. I did not believe I would be able to hold on for 90 minutes.
It is so difficult here that you must force yourself to be a killer. I have been building myself into that state of mind for the last four months, and you can see the result with the statistics.
It is not Chamakh just with his headers anymore. I can also show I am at ease in a quick-passing game. With boys like (Cesc) Fabregas and (Samir) Nasri, you have to.