Marouane Chamakh on his season and reaching Drogba and Rooney’s level
Written by Renzo on December 20, 2010 4:30
After five months since becoming a Gunner, Arsenal’s Marouane Chamakh revealed he is happy with his performance although there is still room for improvement.
Speaking to Arsenal TV Online, the Moroccan International said how he is learning from the other players on a daily basis after settling down in a new team, a new country and a new football league.
Asked about an interview in which he confessed he doesn’t feel as good as the likes of Didier Drogba, Fernando Torres and Wayne Rooney, the striker yet again admitted he’s not on par with them but also how he is working incredibly hard to reach their level.
The 26-year old said how he knows he can get there and how he intends to work incredibly hard to become more clinical in front of goal and be a bigger asset to the rest of the team.
On his season so far, Chamakh said:
I am quiet happy with my performance, although I know there is space for improvement.
I’m happy with the way I started this season and I am trying to learn from the other players. I am trying to learn to settle down in this new league, in this new culture.
I’m slowly trying to adapt to all things new, making sure I can settle down quickly.
[I'm not on par with Rooney, Drogba and Torres], not at all. It’s not that I feel inferior to them but they have worked really hard to be where they are.
I know I have the ability and through hard work I can improve my game by scoring more goals and by having a stronger influence on the game so I think I haven’t reached their level yet but I think I will get there one day.
And this will happen if I keep focused and if I carry on working hard.