Theo Walcott says that he found it intimidating when he first joined Arsenal because he was sharing a dressing room with players he used on EA Sports FIFA video game series.
That tells us a lot about him because back then Pro Evolution Soccer was still a good game and he should have been playing with legends like Minanda, Ximelez, Castola and Espimas, but we won’t hold it against him.
And having been impressed the Jeffervescent performance of his young French teammate, he had some words of advice for him.
“I was completely starstruck when I first came here, so he may be in the same boat as well,” Walcott told Arsenal Player.
“It’s always quite surreal when you walk into the dressing room and you’re training with guys that you use to play as on FIFA.
“It may take a while just to get used to that but when he plays games he’ll forget about that because he knows he’s good enough to be here.
“That’s why he’s been given the opportunity to play and if he gets that in his head, he will go far.”
Insiders tell us that Jeff suffered the same problem, instantly trying to make Mathieu Debuchy run faster by frantically holding down R2 and, having grown used to ‘alternate’, lashing one over the bar because he thought it was square to shoot and not circle.
Aside from that he seems to have settled in well though.