It’s a decent sign of maturity when you can look back on things you have done, and were criticized by people at the time, and admit that you were wrong and other people were right all along.
Ben Arfa – he’s just scored another great goal
But that’s just exactly what Newcastle’s mercurial winger Hatem Ben Arfa has said , and he still has dreams – that he hopes he can fulfill.
And Ben Arfa’s comments about annoying people over the years and not being professional, comes on the day that his current manager Alan Pardew, has said he’s not an easy player to manage.
This is what Hatem has said in France Football today:
“I still have plenty of time before I retire, and I know some will still take me for a fool, but I still dream, for example of winning the Ballon d’Or.” “I am convinced that is still possible.” “Is it forbidden to dream?”
“I disappointed a lot of people over the past years, I even annoyed a lot of them too, no doubt, but these people were right. I was not very professional.” “I think I gradually changed as I grew up.”
“In fact, I was not grown up, but I have always believed that I could take the ball and go through on goal, even when I was young .”
Ben Arfa has been on fire so far this season for the Magpies, and if he keeps his current form up, and can remain injury free and play the whole season for Newcastle, then anything is possible.
One thing is that Newcastle can shock a lot of people, including the fans, by finishing high up in the Premier League, and who knows, Ben Arfa could even win the Ballon d’Or, or at least be nominated for the award.
After all you have to believe in yourself and think you can do it, if you are indeed going to achieve your dreams in life.
Dream on Hatem. 😀
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