Friday, July 31, 2020

Walcott: “FA cup trophy still important to players “

Former Arsenal Winger Theo walcott has said it is completely “rubbish” to say that premier league players don’t care about winning the FA Cup trophy.

The FA Cup Trophy remains the oldest club trophy which has some iconic moments and dreams that has been savoured in recent years.

The Englishman also added that there are some players in the Everton dressing room who will do anything just to win the trophy.

 “Being an English player it was always been dream to play in the FA Cup, let alone win it three times.

“People say the love of the FA Cup is not there anymore, but that’s complete rubbish in my opinion, it’s a cup that every player looks back on and wants to win.

“I’m one of the lucky players to have won it, and there are guys in the Everton dressing room who would bite off my hand to be in the a same situation.

“Just looking back at all my shirts, not many players swap shirts anymore but I’ve obviously been around a long time and I look back at the 2005 and 2006 shirts, I’ve got a shirt from Leighton Baines that I managed to get him sign, little things like that mean so much to me.

“They might not mean much to anybody else, that’s fine, but I can show these to my kids, the medals as well, that’s what it’s about.

“The memories will always stick with me, scoring a goal in an FA Cup final and winning it with such class [beating Aston Villa 4-0 in 2015], scoring in the Carling Cup final as well, you ask any kid and that’s what they want to do.”

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