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He's quite basic, but it's also nice how laid back and straightforward he is. Can't judge too much by interviews anyway, needs to do his talking on the pitch.
I saw quotes of him saying he didn't know much about Vieira, so looked at the actual interview and now it makes sense. His age and not watching football, guess he's just being honest.
No way do people think most footballers actually sit down and watch football all day.
You'd be surprised how many want to switch off from it completely when they get home and are with their loved ones/friends/etc.
Fans really are a delusional bunch. Want players to sit around all day eating Cheetos never changing out of their wife beaters all weekend like they do.
I can understand him wanting to switch off from football as a professional footballer, when you spend most of your time training, playing, and analysing your performances.
The weird part was that he never watched football when he was young. I thought most players that get to that level of professional football, would get there by trying to emulate the best players they watch/watched when they were younger.
I remember there was either an interview with Wenger or a behind-the-scenes where one of the things he judged young players on was their passion and interest in football. And if they showed no interest, he didn't think they'd make it to the top.
Have to agree that anyone who's not passionate about the game will never become one of the best. Although I guess we're no longer aiming for great now; midtable seems to be this club's sweet spot now so it's not a big deal for them.
But you'd think ,when splurging 50m on a young player, that'd be one of the red flags a good coach should know to look for
it's an individual thing.