Wenger fears doping problem in football

London, Nov 11 (IANS) Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger feared that football could have a doping problem following the latest drugs scandal surrounding athletics.

The English Premier League coach claimed he has faced many sides who he suspects have used performance enhancing drugs to aid their players.

The Gunners were beaten 2-1 by Croatian football club Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League in September, with one of the Croatian side’s star men, Arijan Ademi, later testing positive for a banned substance.

And Wenger feared his team could have fallen victim to drugs cheats on more than one occasion during his career, French newspaper L’Equipe reported on Tuesday.

“I try to be faithful to the values that I believe to be important in life and to pass them on to others. In 30 years as a manager I’ve never had my players injected to make them better. I never gave them any product that would help enhance their performance,” Wenger said.

“I’m proud of that. I’ve played against many teams that weren’t in that frame of mind. For me, the beauty of sport is that everyone wants to win, but there will only be one winner. We have reached an era in which we glorify the winner, without looking at the means or the method,” he said.

The Arsenal manager further added, “And 10 years later we realise the guy was a cheat. And during that time, the one that came second suffered. He didn’t get recognition. And, with all that’s been said about them, they can be very unhappy.”

 

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here