Lucas Torreira says he flattered that Arsenal supporters view his presence in midfield as just like that of membership legend Patrick Vieira however joked he’ll need to develop taller for the comparability to stay.
The Uruguay¬†worldwide might have began the season on the bench however he’s come to the fore in current weeks, creating a partnership with each Granit Xhaka and Matteo Guendouzi that has stored the Gunners unbeaten run ticking alongside.
Proving that he’s quick develop into a favorite on the terraces, the phrases of Vieira’s previous chant have even been tweaked by followers to pay homage to his rising fame.
“If the followers are evaluating me and my recreation to Patrick Vieira, that’s superb,” Torreira informed Sky Sports.
“It makes me very proud however I have to develop a bit earlier than I might be as tall as him!
“However he’s a tremendous participant, I keep in mind getting up within the mornings in Uruguay to observe him. I really feel very completely satisfied and am trying to assist the workforce.
“I’m making an attempt to enhance as a participant and do what’s greatest for the staff. Proper now we’re doing very nicely so it’s nearly doing that.”
Regardless of a 14-game unbeaten run, the Gunners nonetheless have all of it to do in the event that they’re going to finish their Champions League exile. Two successive attracts have seen us drop to fifth place, nevertheless, Torreira is aiming excessive, particularly with alternatives for silverware unfold throughout 4 competitions.
“I actually hope that we will obtain some actually huge objectives this season. We're clearly competing in 4 competitions, so actually it’s a case of to date so good.
“We’ve had an excellent run to date, that has taken numerous arduous work however the staff is working exhausting and enhancing with every recreation.
“Personally, I feel a superb goal for us can be to attempt to qualify for the Champions League, that might be implausible for the membership and the followers.
“We additionally need to battle till the top within the Premier League, the Europa League, Carabao Cup and when the FA Cup begins too.”
Nice to listen to that Lucas is having fun with himself, he definitely appears to be thriving since his summer time transfer from Sampdoria. At this level, it looks like he wants a nickname. Any recommendations?
Alysson Rudd of The Times stated lately that Torreira reminds her of the Peperami adverts of the mid-90s. Not dangerous.