Four years ago, a back injury brought Santi Cazorla’s dream of winning the World Cup in South Africa to an end. Now Cazorla, one of Spain’s heroes in Vienna, has shown again at Arsenal that he is ready to taste glory at the Maracanã stadium. But the Prolific midfielder did not fail to hail the team and the manager that has brought him back to form with their style of play.
Santi Cazorla has paid tribute to Arsene Wenger’s style of his managing players.
The attacker, who was called up by his country in their provisional 30-man squad for this summer’s World Cup, said Wenger’s longevity at Arsenal meant he demanded respect.
Carozla made the comments in an interview with Spanish newspaper Marca.
He told Marca.com
“I was surprised by how close he is.
“When I joined Arsenal it felt strange to have a manager who had been at the club for 16 years.
“That makes you respect him even more.
“He opened up my mind from the very first day.”
Earlier this season the Spain international said Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, who he had worked under at Villarreal and Malaga, was the best manager he’d played under.
Wenger, over the long years of his career has been known to have a close and special relationships with each of his players and this has helped the manager flourish to the level he is today. With the Prof capable of speaking more than three International languages, enabling him to reach out to his players directly without the help of an interpreter.