English Premiership

Torreira thrilled with Vieira comparisons

2018-11-08 15:12
Lucas Torreira (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira says he is honoured to be compared to Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira.

The 22-year-old has been impressive in his first season for the Gunners, putting in some solid displays.

Under new Arsenal manager Unai Emery, the Premier League club are going from strength to strength, and Torreira is enjoying his time in London

The former Pescara and Sampdoria man started Arsenal's last six Premier League games, having begun the season on the bench.

And ahead of facing Sporting in the Europa League on Thursday, Torreira told Sky Sports: "If the fans are comparing me and my game to Patrick Vieira, that's amazing. It makes me very proud, but I need to grow a bit before I can be as tall as him!

"But he's an amazing player, I remember getting up in the mornings in Uruguay to watch him. I feel very happy and am looking to help the team."

He added: "I'm trying to improve as a player and do what's best for the team. Right now, we're doing very well so it's just about doing that."

Arsenal are on a 14-match winning streak in all competitions, with Torreira continuing: "I really hope that we can achieve some really big goals this season. We are obviously competing in four competitions, so really it's a case of so far so good."

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Friday, 21 December 2018
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Liverpool, Molineux Stadium 22:00
Saturday, 22 December 2018
Arsenal v Burnley, Emirates Stadium 14:30
Manchester City v Crystal Palace, Etihad Stadium 17:00
West Ham United v Watford, London Stadium 17:00
Newcastle United v Fulham, St. James' Park 17:00
Chelsea v Leicester City, Stamford Bridge 17:00
Huddersfield Town v Southampton, The John Smith's Stadium 17:00
AFC Bournemouth v Brighton & Hove Albion, Vitality Stadium 17:00
Cardiff City v Manchester United, Cardiff City Stadium 19:30
Sunday, 23 December 2018
Everton v Tottenham Hotspur, Goodison Park 18:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2018/19 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.