JUST IN: German International Reveals His Plans For Next Season

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German Gunner Per Mertesacker has revealed his intentions for the Arsenal youngster next season when he retires from club football.

Per revealed he wants t teach them how to deal with victories and defeat properly.

“For me, I didn’t learn that so much because Germany didn’t lose many games!” Per joked.

“I remember there were seasons where we would go unbeaten in 70 or 80 games because we used to play lots of friendlies, lots of tournaments and our generation was unbelievable. We broke loads of records, won the Nike Premier Cup, which is basically a World Cup – actually we won that here in the UK. The final was at Old Trafford.

“Even if we drew a game, everyone would be crying or would be very disappointed because it was very hard for us to take.

“As we grew older, obviously we got more bad results, but it still didn’t happen very often so losing was really hard for us. If we went to a tournament and lost a final, loads of players used to cry. What they did teach us though was that, when we’d won a final, before we celebrated, we made sure we took care of the players on the other team.

“Not too long ago, Barcelona won an award because the players were consoling the other kids after winning a game. You could see the players saying to the others, “There’s nothing wrong, you’ve only lost a game, life goes on.” They were really young, but those are the kinds of morals they teach you over there. I’m really happy to carry them with me today.”

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