- Arsenal star Alexandre Lacazette has revealed how his mother convinced him to become a striker
- The Frenchman explained that his initial love was for him to become a goalkeeper
- Lacazette has been impressive since joining the Gunners from French club Lyon
Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette has explained how his mother prevented him from becoming a goalkeeper.
Since joining the Gunners last summer from French club Lyon, Lacazette has been impressive for Arsenal in the Premier League, and also in the Europa League championship.
The 26-year-old Frenchman has now revealed the superb love he had for goalkeeping but stressed that his mother convinced him to become a striker.
“I did like playing in goal too but my mum wasn’t very keen as she thought being a goalie was too dangerous! She said that I either played as a forward or not at all.
“Sometimes I was embarrassed for the opposition if there was a huge goal difference between the two teams but that didn’t happen all the time.
“I suppose temperament wise, I was quite reserved as I still am. I just liked playing football with my friends,'' he explained.
Lacazette was the second-top scorer in Ligue 1 last season with 28 goals, and in the process attracted interest from Atletico Madrid whom he was close to joining before their transfer ban was upheld.
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