Arnautovic’s “I have matured enormously” boast

Marko Arnautovic may have just come out with the most extraordinary description of himself to date!

Indeed given all the circumstances surrounding him at the moment you wonder whether he is ever going to get it!

Silence must surely be the  best policy at times like this with only his actions on the pitch being of any consequence.

Some Hammers fans have made their feeling pretty clear about him on the  forums and not much of it is good after his and his brother’s activities in the summer.

So for him to be giving interviews to the Austrian media about how “mature” he has become “as a person and in sports” is perhaps the most jaw dropping reaction one could imagine at this particular time!

He reserved this interview to his homeland media and he might have been better off just staying schtoom and allowing us to watch and decide on the new maturity angle ourselves.

Speaking to Austrian publication Kronen Zeitung (via Sport Witness ), he said: “This “Bad Boy” thing will follow me for a long time (laughs). I used to do things without thinking twice before, today it’s different.

“I have matured enormously, both as a person and in sports. You just get older and smarter.

“Of course, the family contributes a great deal to this, and my agency Next Sports Marketing has also always given good advice on the side.”

His comments came as he gave his reaction to receiving the Austrian Footballer of the Year award in his homeland.

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6 comments on “Arnautovic’s “I have matured enormously” boast

  1. What has he said wrong here?

    He was in an interview, on international duty. He got asked a question and he answered it, I don’t think there is anything bad about his answer.

    I think we are picking on things for the sake of it now.

  2. I agree with you in essence , colejamesuk123 . Nothing wrong with his answer to a media question . But he did put himself on the spot by his actions .
    He needs to demonstrate his newly found maturity on the pitch though . He is just blatantly not showing it . The team are regularly ignoring him and barely including him in the game .
    He has a lot of kiss and make up to do , not just to his teammates but also to us Fans .
    We are currently playing with 10 on the pitch effectively when he is selected either as a starter or off the bench . We are currently performing better without him . May be best to forget him for the remainder of the season .

  3. A self assessment.Who came to that conclusion? His brother? Enough said.

  4. he can say what ever he likes… as for me never will forgive or forget worse than ince so goodbye just my opinion
    loyalty cost nothing i have nothing against anyone getting a better deal even if we dont think they are worth it but to do what his brother tried to do then good riddance
    HELLO CHINA i bet they come

  5. Let’s face it Arnie wasn’t known for his maturity earlier in his career but for me Arnies said nothing wrong here. He is only repeating what several well known pundits and former footballers and managers have said about him in the last couple of years. Including recently, Moyes who remember was the manager who maybe believed in him the most and can take the credit for putting him upfront as a striker.
    “But he can play at the top and he has been at the top, you have got to remember he has been at Inter Milan before and I think probably a lot of people questioned his mentality,” he said on Sky Sports.

    “But with age, he is maturing now and I have to say that when we had him last year, he was terrific.”

    Read more at https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/west-ham-striker-arnautovic-showing-maturity-moyes-4248830#wu2AOf4X3CBfVjHq.99

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