Manchester United defender, Aaron-Wan Bissaka has set himself the target of putting in the most tackles for the club every single time he plays on the pitch.
Man Utd recently parted with £50 million ($61m) to bring the English international from Premier League rivals, Crystal Palace.
In his bid to repay the faith shown in him, the youngster said he is determined to prove his worth by dominating defensive statistics under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
His words, “I love tackles, man. I want to come out with the most tackles from each game; that’s my aim.
”I’m not really happy when I come out of a game without many tackles. At the same time, when I look back at it, it doesn’t mean anything negative, necessarily – it might mean that the winger’s not confident to keep on coming at me, for me to have the chance to tackle him.
“Wingers hate it. When I was a winger, I hated being tackled! When I attempted to beat a player and he slide-tackled me, I’d just think: ‘I don’t want to go down there again,’ and change the route, change my play, you know?”
“I just like to play my game, play without fear, do what I’m capable of doing.
“Was I nervous before my debut? Nah. Me, I block it out. I know what nerves can do. Nerves keep you quiet. I’m just waiting for the game to start. I’m in the changing room, just waiting, thinking: ‘Can this game hurry up and start?”
”The longer it takes, that’s when the nerves could come in, so I just want to get the waiting over and done with. I just want to get into the game, get the ball as much as possible. That stops the nerves.
“Then I like to get the tackles in, because I get a lot of confidence from tackles. The fans help as well, cheering them, so, after that, I want to get into the next one, then the next one. That helps.”
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