Wenger - I expect more from me inside

As a born competitor, Arsene Wenger has always struggled with the almost physical pain he feels after each defeat.

The Arsenal manager has had a difficult week following his side’s heavy loss to Bayern Munich, but he stressed that he would, like always, fight back.

“I'm a competitor,” Wenger said. “If I speak with my neighbour at six or seven, I was already competing for everything. I was born like that. When I lose games, of course it's difficult to take.

“Every defeat is harder. I can never transmit to you my feelings about defeats. A player when I managed for the first time at 33 or 34 said that after our first defeat I threw up. Whether you are young or old, every defeat hurts.

“I’m a positive person. I am a fighter, somewhere - you don't stay so long in this job otherwise. I've always seen the future in a positive way. I do not expect too much from outside, I expect more from me inside.

“The expectation level gets higher. The fight doesn't get higher. The fight is always tough. When you hate defeat like I hate defeat, it's always tough. I'm determined to always fight back.”


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