“We want to make this like a club basically, that’s what we want. We want everyone to have the relationships (in the England set-up) that they have with who they’re at clubs with. That’s what we’re starting to get with this England team. I’ve probably given a few of my secrets away to my team-mates this week but it’s going to benefit England. That’s what we want, it’s all about England this week.
“We need to be positive, we’re going to be positive. Everyone’s in a good frame of mind.”
Now I understand this is an Arsenal page rather than a matter for England, but Walcott’s comments on giving a few of his secrets away is sure to worry many Gunners. What an earth could he mean by this?
In my opinion I think he may be talking about his own personal practices to help improve his own ability. The England squad has been lacking in performances and so he may have helped others who feel the same way. Walcott has recently been speaking about how he has got his confidence back as a player, which has resulted in the 27 year old seeming like a new player on the pitch again. However for others, it has caused quite a bit of concern about what exactly the forward may have been spilling, especially with so many rival players in the England set up.
Has Walcott revealed some of Arsene Wenger’s tactics, or is he simply speaking about his own personal rituals before a match? I’m all for Theo trying to get the England team together to improve the national side’s performances, but not by revealing some of our training ground practices.