Former Arsenal star Robin Van Persie is delighted for being able to come back from missing a penalty, and scoring another two goals in the last game he played for Manchester United.
The Dutchman managed to score two times the amount of goals his former club Arsenal have so far in the season, certifying that the Gunners have managed to lose an incredible player when they lost him to their biggest rivals. He then declared the fact that he wouldn’t have been able to do that a couple of seasons ago when he was still at Arsenal.
‘A career won’t be always a bed of roses. You have disappointments,’ he said.
‘Look at my missed penalty kick against Southampton last Sunday. That is what you call a disappointment.
‘Taking a penalty kick in that way when you are 2-1 behind. That’s just bad.’
‘I couldn’t explain it, not even to myself. And what you do next? Do you stay disappointed? Or are you going to hunt, and get over it?
‘In the game I put it behind me, thankfully. Many people can get swept up after something like that. It’s happened to me (before) and it’s all over then.
‘Someone who is 18 years old wouldn’t score two times after it. I wouldn’t have done a couple of years ago. You have to be lucky, but you also have to force it. ‘
If you are to ask me, this statement is one Wenger should really have a close look at. Buying kids and turning them into amazing players is extraordinary for any club, especially one which wants to be financially safe. The problem comes when those players, now turned into spectacular world-class athletes, are allowed to leave the club and join other richer clubs (like City or Barcelona) and help them win trophies.