Nicklas Bendtner on the final, “We need to take it seriously”
Written by Renzo on February 27, 2011 12:45
Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner knows that the Gunners cannot afford any lapse in concentration as they will today face Birmingham City at Wembley in the League Cup Final.
With the Denmark International set to be in the starting line-up after Theo Walcott’s ankle injury, the striker said how one of his career objectives is to win trophies and to play with the best players. The 23-year old added how winning this afternoon is very important and how therefore the players should take the game seriously to make sure to end the day as winners.
On his season, the youngster confessed it was made up of ups and downs but how things are looking brighter now that the Gunners enter the last months of the campaign as he is sharper and finally 100% fit with no injury worries.
Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United, Wigan Athletic and Ipswich Town were the obstacles the Gunners had to face to reach today’s final which will hopefully end a five year trophyless period in what could be the first of three finals for Arsenal, at Wembley.
Ahead of the game, Bendtner said:
I’d love to say that I have trophies to show for my time at Arsenal. That’s why I’m here, to win things and play with the best players.
Everyone wants to be a part of that so it’d be nice if we can start off with some silverware on Sunday, it’s a very big game and we need to take it seriously to make sure of it.
There have been ups and downs for me this season but I think things have turned – I’ve finally overcome my injury 100 per cent and feel much sharper, more myself.