Denilson: This is the best team since I am at Arsenal
Written by Renzo on January 27, 2011 21:00
Arsenal midfielder Denilson believes the Gunners are in a very good position to aim for silverware this season.
Speaking to the Official Matchday Programme, the Brasilian explained the squad is made up of very young players but how there is quality in the side and how experience – as Chelsea’s disappointing position in the table shows – is not always the winning way. On his performances this season, the 22-year old added that he is working hard to improve as he added how every player on the pitch is to take responsibility if objectives are to be achieved.
No longer a regular for the Gunners after the brilliant start to the season of 19-year old Jack Wilshere, Denilson believes this is the strongest Arsenal squad since he joined the Gunners from São Paulo, with quality in all areas of the pitch.
The Brasilian played the full 90 minutes on Tuesday in the Carling Cup with the Gunners securing their place in the final with a comfortable 3-0 win against Ipswich Town and will face Birmingham City at the end of February, at Wembley.
On this season, Denilson said:
This is a very young team, but we have quality, and we are in a very good position. Look at Chelsea – they have many experienced players but they are below us in the table. Cesc is the captain, and I respect him, but I think every single player needs to take responsibility on the pitch too.
Me personally, I need to continue to work to improve as well. If we want to win this is what we have to do.
I’ve been here four years, but for me this is the best team we have had. The team is very strong in every position. I believe in the team and in the boss because everyone comes to training every day ready to do it and you see how much everyone wants to win. I have the possibility to help the team as well and I think this year we have the opportunity to win many trophies.
It was disappointing because I was injured at the start of the season and have been improving little by little since then. But overall I’m happy because the team has been so strong this season.