Already have an account? Login

Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 14,229 pts

Coquelin talks about being unhappy when he returned from Charlton

Posted by Ix Techau over 2 years ago · 0 replies

On returning to Arsenal mid-season:

It was true that I wasn't happy when I came back. I was playing regularly even if it was in the Championship and obviously to be on the bench, I was a bit frustrated. The manager said to me that I didn't look happy when I came back. I said 'yeah, it's true' because I was playing regularly and then I was back on the bench and then I started the West Ham game when I didn't expect it.

We were sixth at the time. West Ham were fifth, so it was a massive game. I thought he's not going to play me and he plays me. It shows in football you really need to be ready at any time.

I always had hunger, I knew if I got the chance I was ready for it. I just needed the chance. It was difficult, but I think for six months I was really focused even if I was not playing.

Every training session I wanted to make something out of it. If a chance was coming I was ready. It was going there to get something out of it and do something good there. That's what I have done. When I came back I was full of confidence and ready for a fight.

On the future:

The dream now? Well this is the dream. I am at Arsenal, I have been here since I was 17. Arsenal is a club that I really like and if I could stay here all my career I would love to. It would have been hard if I had to leave because I would have got a feeling I didn't get the chance to show what I could do. I would have been frustrated.

On the competition for places at Arsenal:

It's a big club, I understand there is no place for everyone and it's hard to get a place, but this feeling of being frustrated, not have a run of games to show what I could do here, I would always have been like, 'I could have'. I would have been really disappointed.

If someone said tomorrow, 'You have to leave now,' I would be OK. At least I got the chance to show what I could do now.

On switching focus from Charlton to Arsenal:

I had a discussion with the boss at the beginning of the season. He said lets see how it goes until December and we will have another chat. I went on loan, I was thinking I might get a call because of injuries, and I got the green light to extend at Charlton. I thought let's focus on Charlton and see what happens in the winter break.


You are not logged in!

Join Arsenal Report today to improve your experience using the site with thread subscriptions + custom profile with cover image and favourite XI + the ability to post comments, polls and AMA questions.