Reports are out claiming that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has stated that he is more focused towards helping players achieve their potential rather than personal success.
While Wenger has come under a lot of criticism over the last few years following a number of difficult seasons at Arsenal, there is no denying the fact that he is one of the best managers around in regards to nurturing young players into world class talent.
Now Wenger has gone on to speak about his success with developing talent and has admitted that helping his team fulfil their potential takes precedence over personal accolades.
The Frenchman told the Arsenal Magazine: “I think I have a more generous and less egotistical attitude now than I was when I was [younger].
“Back then I wanted myself to be THE coach, THE guy who is successful.
“Today of course I still want to be successful, but more for others, more to give the people who love Arsenal what they like, success. I want to help the players achieve the best of what they can in their career.
“At the end of the day we are not responsible for the talent we each have, but we are responsible for what we do with our talent. The respect I have for people is when you look back and say, ‘This guy had nothing more left within him than what he achieved.’
“I would like to think that I am the guy today who helps the players to achieve all that they can achieve – to fulfil their potential. That’s where the real respect comes from – when you feel people have fulfilled their potential.
“When you think people have used 60 or 70 per cent of their talent, even when they are very talented, there is something missing there that makes you think ‘no my friend, you are wrong.'”