- 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.
Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported of how Alexandre Lacazette completed a club record fee signing to Premier League club Arsenal from Lyon.
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