There is little doubt Arsenal’s new manager has helped revitalise the feeling around the club, and one obvious improvement seems to be a hatred of losing.
“Like when I push the players positively when we lose, I need a person around me to be positive for me. The first 24 hours after I lose the match I am not Unai Emery.”
Arsenal’s top-four aims are realistic, and though results have been hit and miss of late, Emery’s style is clear, and more vitally, likeable.
An animated figure on the touchline, Emery is keen for his Arsenal side to emulate his body language. Like the players, he also needs a massage after games.
In an exclusive interview with Soccer AM’s Tubes, the Spaniard opened up about his love of the atmosphere at English games, how Peaky Blinders is helping him with the language, and much more…
Like when I push the players positively when we lose, I need a person around me to be positive for me. The first 24 hours after I lose the match I am not Unai Emery. Every time I am saying: ‘It is not good, it is not good.’
Usually 24 hours after, and when I watch the match again on video, is the moment I can stand up and continue to find a new ambition, and new motivation to do better.