Unai Emery watching Peaky Blinders: The Arsenal boss has revealed that he’s watching English TV series ‘Peaky Blinders’ to learn English.
Unai Emery replaced Arsene Wenger as the boss of Arsenal this season. The Spanish manager had a poor start to the campaign, but his side made a solid comeback. After suffering two back-to-back opening losses in the league, Arsenal are unbeaten across all competitions.
Arsenal will take on Bournemouth as they aim to secure a win and move closer to the top-four. The club is currently 5th and four points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, who lost 3-1 to Tottenham last night.
Emery, meanwhile, is settling into his life in England. Ever since his arrival, he has given all his press conferences in English. He has now revealed that he’s watching Birmingham-based television series, ‘Peaky Blinders’ to understand the language.
Here’s his full interaction where he talks about his life in England so far.
Unai Emery watching Peaky Blinders:
The Arsenal head coach stated that football is more of a passion than an obsession for him.
“I don’t know if it (football) is an obsession,” said Emery. “In each profession, you need to feel passion for that in order to give it your best performance. Football is my passion.
If Unai Emery’s English skills improve this season, Arsenal fans will have none other than “Peaky Blinders” to thank 📺 pic.twitter.com/93BPvZ7LvW
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“It’s my work, but I don’t think every day that it is my work, it’s my best hobby. I feel very big the passion. I am doing my work with my desire.”
Unai Emery then proceeded to talk about his life in England.
“I can stay with my family, with my son, with my friends. Now I am watching an English series to improve my English. Peaky Blinders.
“It is good but it is difficult (to understand), from Birmingham. And it’s very aggressive. But it’s good, it’s good.”
Unai Emery on how he’s improving his English:
“Now I am watching English series to improve my English. Peaky Blinders. It is good but it is difficult (to understand), from Birmingham. And it’s very aggressive. But it’s good, it’s good.”#afc pic.twitter.com/pFwoS747qe
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Interestingly, both Unai Emery and Eddie Howe’s saw their playing careers cut short due to injuries.
“In my personal experience, in my home, when I was very young all my family was in football – my grandfather, father played as a professional in Spain.
“I felt all the time football in my home. And when I could not be a player, my focus was: I want to continue in this world and in this professional activity.
“My first thing in every club I have worked in is to get a personal relationship with the players, and then build a professional one. The best success for me is not one trophy, it’s not harmony, it’s when players improve and grow.”
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“I started like a coach and today I am here. I think a similar situation may have been experienced by the Bournemouth coach,” Emery said.