Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Wenger: Real fans value stupendous signings above silverware

Arsenal's charismatic coach Arsene Wenger has asserted that he
despises Real Madrid's method of bringing in new players to assuage
their fans anticipation of silverware.

The gaffer expressed dismay at the obvious fact that their fans value
high-profile signings to trophies and he believes that is the drawback
for Real Madrid's continental exploits.
He maintained that that he won't give in to expectations from fans who
expect him to spend frivolously on big names, because he's confident
that his present crop of players are capable of delivering the overdue

Arsene said: "It's success for Real when they buy a big-name player,
in that it diminishes the level of worry for the fans.

"But it will never wipe out the unpredictability of the sport. I find
it strange when fans view new signings above trophies."

The boss admitted that bolstering certain departments of a squad was
inevitable for the survival of any club, but he's certain that it can
not guarantee success in any way.

"But we are under pressure to do it as well because of the transfer
window. Why? Because basically it's reassuring.

"But it's a team sport and things are never predictable. Real Madrid,
for example, have gone out in the last 16 of the Champions League for
six consecutive years. It's fragile," he concluded.