England defender Matty Upson admits he never did himself justice whilst he was under the guidance of Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.
Upton Park’s rock Upson feels that his mental approach to the games was wrong while revealing he was never ‘up to scratch’ during his time with the Gunners.
It is not so much he feels Wenger was wrong to let him leave Arsenal for Birmingham, more that when he started to analyse his career, Upson recognised he had not done himself justice.
“Arsenal was a lesson for me,” he said.
“I left having not touched the potential I had as a young lad.
“I didn’t really come through and do the things I knew I could. That was to do with my mental approach.
“It didn’t matter how hard I trained, all these other things weren’t up to scratch.
“There was a sense of failure and if you behave in the same way then the outcome is generally the same, so you have to change your approach.”
The 29-year-old is set to battle it out with Belarus later tonight in a game which will see Theo Walcott feature for the Three Lions. Stay tuned to Gooner Talk for all the latest International news surrounding Arsenal’s stars.
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