Midweek Sport - - THURSDAY MARCH 15 -

is the most im­por­tant thing. If he’s en­joy­ing what I am do­ing, then that is great.

“If the staff and the coaches are happy, that’s all I want.


“I’m en­joy­ing play­ing foot­ball at the mo­ment. I’m still only 22 – I turn 23 on Fri­day – so there is a lot to come from me.

“I feel great, I’ve never played so much in my life on a con­sis­tent level for 90 min­utes.”

Van Per­sie struck his 33rd goal of the sea­son against New­cas­tle. And Wal­cott added: “With­out a doubt he has to be Player of the Year for me. Ev­ery­thing is go­ing his way.

“The most im­por­tant thing is that he is in­jury-free. When I was on the treat­ment bed along­side him in pre­vi­ous years, it was such a shame to see so much tal­ent wasted.

“He has made up for lost time, I am sure of that, and it is mas­sive. Does he give us an ad­van­tage over Tot­ten­ham and Chelsea? Well, you just give him any­thing and he will put it away – left foot, right foot and he has scored a cou­ple of head­ers as well.

“He makes it look easy and it’s re­ally not.

“Wayne Rooney is still sev­eral goals be­hind him and has had a fan­tas­tic sea­son as well.

“It just shows you how good this man is.”


Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.