Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has admitted to having regrets over his profession and says he “grew to become too keen on the approach to life that got here with the cash” of being knowledgeable footballer.
The ex-Denmark worldwide lately launched an autobiography through which he claims to be “fully sincere” about his previous difficulties.
Bendtner was signed for Arsenal by Arsene Wenger as a youth however struggled to grasp his potential and – in his new e-book – he admits to ingesting and playing throughout his time on the Gunners.
“I grew to become too keen on the approach to life that got here with the cash,” he mentioned, and quoted by the Guardian. “I wish to return in time and hit that younger lad on the top with a hammer. Make him perceive what an opportunity it’s. That he has one thing particular – one thing he has to take care of.”
“There’s undoubtedly some remorse I did not take my profession in a extra optimistic method. Looking again undoubtedly gave me upset as a result of there are moments which have been very hurtful and tough to speak about.
“But I could not simply write one other sports activities biography the place I used to be praising myself. Luckily I trusted Rune fully and will open up and say: ‘There’s just one method I can do it and that is with full honesty.'”
Bendtner scored 45 targets in 171 video games for Arsenal however then had mortgage spells at Birmingham, Sunderland and Juventus earlier than becoming a member of Wolfsburg in 2014.
He returned to English soccer with Nottingham Forest in 2016 however didn’t see out a full season earlier than shifting to Rosenborg, after which FC Copenhagen. He has 81 caps for Denmark.
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