Carl Jenkinson on the Interlull, hopes for no injuries during Internationals
Written by Renzo on November 15, 2011 0:30
Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson revealed that players who don’t go away on international duties still work very hard as they try to fix their weaknesses.
Speaking to Arsenal Player, the youngster explained that training is still very hard when the group is small as the players need to be at their best when action resumes as the end of the week.
The 19-year old also added that one area of his game that needs to improve and that he’s working on is headers as they are an important part of a defender’s game.
Asked about the easy win against West Brom prior to the break, Jenkinson concluded by saying that it’s always nice to start a two-week break with a win adding that what is now important is to have all players back, fit and ready for the game against Norwich, away from home.
Ahead of the Carrow Road game, Jenkinson said:
[What we work on when players are away?] I think it’s a good time, actually, because you get a bit more time to work on your weaknesses and what you feel you need to work on.
It’s not like they take it easy on us, we’ve been training hard, doing a lot of running and stuff, they want to make sure that we’re still 100%.
[Working on headings?] Yeah, I wouldn’t say they are terrible, just something I see like there’s room for improvement with it.
I’m just trying to like work on getting the right connection and trying to get height and distance on it because as a defender it’s quite important.
[Starting the break on the back of a big win?] I think it just makes your life a whole lot more pleasant as every footballer, when you lose, it takes a lot out of you.
And two weeks is a long time to forget a defeat so it was really important to get a good result against West Brom so that everyone could go away with a lot of positive mindset.
Now everyone is feeling positive, everyone will hopefully do well away with their countries, have no injuries, be back and be ready to do it against Norwich.