Arsenal’s newly transferred winger Gervinho offered an interview in which he admitted that he’s lucky to have had the chance to get as far as possible from the Ivory Coast and to make something of his life as opposed to thousands of other children in the country.
‘I don’t know what I would have done had I not become a footballer,’ Gervinhp said. ‘I’ve always wanted to do that, even when my family would try to stop me playing football so that I went to school.”, said Gervinho
‘They wanted me to go to a normal school. They felt it was a bit risky as the academy was new and not really known. I had to bring someone who had faith in my skills to convince them.”
‘I started playing at my local estate club. I used to wake up every morning to go to play in the club. I loved it so much, it brought a lot of wonderful things in my life.”
‘Back in the days, being able to join the Jean-Marc Guillou academy was one of the best things that could happen to a youngster from Ivory Coast.”
‘There were thousands of kids who wanted to join that school so it was a great feeling for me.’
The Ivorian star had an ascending career and now the move from Lille to Arsenal means he has finally reached the peak. He managed to impose himself in Arsenal’s first team and all seems to be going well for Gervinho who impressed at Arsenal with his speed and ball control. The next step is to win a trophy with the Gunners and everybody hopes that will happen soon.