Emmanuel Frimpong to be “less crazy” on the pitch, says Cesc still loves Arsenal
Written by Renzo on September 19, 2011 4:45
Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong knows that he lost a golden opportunity to secure a regular place in midfield after he received a red card against Liverpool.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, he admitted that with Alex Song also suspended, he was bitterly disappointed not to feature at Old Trafford against Manchester United adding that he learned his lesson after speaking with his team-mates and understood that he should be “less crazy” in the Arsenal midfield.
Asked about Cesc Fabregas’ comments about the Gunners not good enough to compete with the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea, an interview that was denied by the player himself at a later stage, the 19-year old said that the Arsenal players believe they can win something and that the former captain still loves the Club as the Spaniard then confirmed on Twitter.
Frimpong did not feature at Ewood Park against Blackburn Rovers as he wasn’t even on the bench but is expected to start, on Tuesday, in the Carling Cup against Shrewsbury Town at the Emirates Stadium.
On learning from the red card, the youngster said:
I was gutted to miss the Man United game because I felt like that was a big opportunity for me to show what I can do as obviously [Alex] Song was still suspended.
But you know, things happen in football you know, when you’re on the pitch and you’re playing and everything is running through you, you do things that maybe you shouldn’t have done.
But I spoke to people at Arsenal, I spoke to the players and that’s something I’m going to have to learn from.
I think that has changed me as a player, I think it made me more calm on the pitch, but I don’t like to be calm because that’s not my type of game.
But I think I just have to be less a bit crazy on the pitch when I’m playing, just to save anymore red cards in the future.
[Cesc saying he left because we will not win trophies?] I haven’t heard him say that so I can’t really comment but if he really said it then I’ll have to trust you.
Everyone has their own opinion, that’s how football is, maybe Cesc thought that we can’t win but I’m sure the players at Arsenal, at the moment, ain’t thinking that.
We play every competition to win it [but] obviously Cesc still loves Arsenal, I don’t think he has any negative things to say about Arsenal.