Manchester United loanee, Jesse Lingard has come out to say that he has not reached his peak yet. He recently revealed that he would not let the current praises get to his head as he is focusing on consistency right now.
According to him, he still feels like he is 25, and he is yet to play a full season yet as a footballer, so he has definitely not peaked yet.
Lingard added that he is currently playing football with a smile on his face and he wants that feeling to continue.
His words, “Players are obviously used to playing full seasons and I don’t think I’ve ever played a proper full season before.”
“I still feel like I’m 25. A lot more players have played full seasons, I’ve not really. So I don’t feel like I’m at my peak yet. If I carry on this form, consistency and focus, we’ll see what the future holds. I’m happy at the moment, playing football with a smile on my face and that’s the main thing.”
“When I went on loan, I had to start quick and I’m just playing my natural game at the moment. I’m comfortable. Now it’s just about keeping consistency – that’s what I’ve lacked sometimes over the years. It’s about focus, going into each game with the same mentality.”
“I think I can go far. There’s a lot more to come, a lot more to learn but I’m excited to see what the future holds.”
On targets for the season, “I won’t reveal them yet though!”
“We wrote all the games down and I’ve got different little things like [number of] shots and take ons, things like that.
“Another board is just full of inspirational quotes and things that can get that fire in my belly. I’ve come here with a really good mindset and a really good focus and concentration on what I need to do.”
“I’ve obviously been analysing each game, seeing where I can improve, seeing where I can get better.”
“There’s also words on the board, so I can look at them every day before I go to training and have a couple in my mind. It might be ‘pace’ or ‘intensity’, to name a couple. And intensity has been massive for me at West Ham. I start on the front foot, start intense and play the game quick.”
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