Johan Djourou: Winning, to finally know what it means to be Champions
Written by Renzo on February 26, 2011 17:20
Arsenal defender Johan Djourou is already looking forward to tomorrow’s Carling Cup Final as he described the game as unbelievable.
Speaking to Arsenal TV Online in mid-week, the Switzerland International explained how last season’s serious injury gives the Final a special meaning for him as it shows that he completely recovered from his knee problems. The 24-year old also said how winning a first trophy after almost six years would be the best way to approach the last part of the season with the Gunners still fighting in all competitions.
Asked about the feeling of winning a first trophy since joining Arsenal almost a decade ago, the centre-back stressed the importance of knowing what it means to win something so as to understand the difference between a simple player and a champion.
The Gunners approach the Final at Wembley with Cesc Fabregas, Theo Walcott and Thomas Vermaelen all ruled out but with Robin van Persie – captain for the day – Abou Diaby and Laurent Koscielny all fit and ready to start.
Ahead of tomorrow, Djourou said:
[The Carling Cup] is unbelievable. And form me it’s even better because I was injured last season and to just be part of this is amazing and hopefully if we can win it it’s going to be even greater because it’s trophy, we haven’t won a trophy for a long time now and if it could be the first I think that it could ease some pressure to go and win some more.
It would be my first major trophy [at Arsenal], it would be a fantastic achievement and I really hope that we make it because it would make us champions and we don’t know what is to be a champion so hopefully we can be a bit different to others because there are so many players in the world but champions not that many so hopefully we can be part of history and be champions.