Arsenal defender William Saliba has admitted. He wants to follow in the footsteps of Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira in winning the World Cup .
The 21-year-old defensive line came up to play with the Arsenal first team for the first season. Having loan out to several teams since signing for the club in 2019. He has cap for the first time since last season with France on loan at Olympique Marseille. And now he is one of the players who will play for France in the World Cup final in Qatar. And he wants to follow in the footsteps of former Arsenal players Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira, as well as Robert Pires and Emmanuel Petit as world champions. Even on the day they won the Saliba championship, it hasn’t even happened in the world yet.
“Of course, I want to be a Frenchman who wins the World Cup the same way that Robert Pires, Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry are. This has been very good for Arsenal.”
“A lot of people told me that I would be in the squad for the World Cup an hour before the announcement. But I’m waiting for the national team coach to announce the release. And I’m very happy to be part of the national team. Which France has many good defenses That’s why I’m happy.”
Saliba’s first World Cup recollection came in 2006, a tournament. Which Zinedine Zidane was sent off in the final for headbutting Marco Matera. However, that was the beginning of his dream of playing in the World Cup.
“My aim is for the World Cup. Where I will 100 per cent focused on it. But everything has to happen after the Wolves game in the Premier League first.
In addition, Saliba also spoke about Gabriel Magañez, the Brazilian defensive teammate. This year, they are one of the fewest defenders to concede in the league.
“He’s a good partner. is a very good player But I think every defender in each team is already close. And that’s why we got off to a good start. And we conceded quite a few goals. But I try to speak Brazil with him too. But it was really difficult.”