“Young Zinedine” Wojciech Szczesny eyes Bruce Grobbelaar as role-model
Written by Renzo on November 7, 2011 22:30
Seven clean sheets this season, solid in goal and apparently, quick with his feet: Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is just what the Gunners needed after the disastrous Manuel Almunia.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, the Poland International joked that as a child he was nicknamed the “young Zinedine Zidane” when asked about the trick he produced at the Emirates Stadium, last week, during the Champions League game against Olympique Marseille, trick with which he dribbled his way past a surprised-looking Jordan Ayew.
On the confidence that he brings to the Arsenal defence, the 21-year old explained that the age and experience of those in front of him is not a problem as he will be vocal with his defenders, regardless of their age.
And on what Arsenal can achieve this season, Szczesny concluded by saying that the players have a point to prove and how their objective is to continue to perform as they did over the last few weeks with the goalkeeper believing that however, more games are needed to prove the doubters wrong.
On last week’s trick, the youngster said:
[My trick against Olympique Marseille?] That’s why they called me the young Zinedine when I was five years old!
You could see that from that I’d like to have been an outfield player. [Bruce Grobbelaar used to do it?] I have heard of him. I will look him up on You Tube. He can be my new role model.
For me it really doesn’t matter if my defence are older than me or more experienced than me, it doesn’t make any difference.
My job is to get them organised and their job is to listen to me – so I’m very comfortable doing that.
If we can keep going as we have done over the last few weeks then we will show people how good we really are – but it will still take a few more games, a few more weeks, to show people.