Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Rips Into HIMSELF During Interview And It's Refreshingly Brilliant
After a disappointing start to his Liverpool career, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is finally beginning to flourish under Jurgen Klopp.
The 24-year-old scored his first goal at Anfield on Tuesday afternoon which topped off an impressive performance against Swansea, but despite his contribution, the England international has criticised himself during a refreshing post-match interview.
Liverpool picked up all three points and Oxlade-Chamberlain gained plenty of plaudits, but he still wasn't happy - a reaction that has picked up a positive response from fans on Twitter.
Oxlade-Chamberlain class in midfield once again. Looks the part more and more every time he plays there. Took his goal brilliantly, what a finish.- Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) December 26, 2017
Oxlade-Chamberlain's post match interview was excellent. Such a humble and hard working player. We are lucky to have him. pic.twitter.com/Ugtb1YnLMY- Matt Thielen (@MelwoodDaily) December 26, 2017
"I was a bit disappointed with myself today, although I'm happy to score. When the chance came at the end I was happy to put it away. In the first half we did OK and we stepped it up in the second half." Chamberlain said after the game.
"I just want more out of myself. I could have done better with my end product a few times. Overall it could have been better. I just want to keep pushing myself on to do better.
"It's important for me [to score]. Today it [the goal] wasn't so crucial as we were leading by a few but I need to keep doing that. There were some great goals today. We defended well overall.'
Your team has won 5-0, you have scored a goal, yet you are still not happy with your own performance.- Abs:flag_bn: (@nirasol1969) December 26, 2017
If you still haven't warmed to Oxlade-Chamberlain after that post match interview, you never will.
Good attitude :thumbsup:#LFC
As mentioned earlier, Liverpool fans thought his mentality following the full time whistle was admirable:
More refreshing honesty from Oxlade Chamberlain in his interview.- Paul Kelly (@nedkelly56) December 26, 2017
Won 5-0. Scores a goal. Oxlade-Chamberlain still disappointed with his own performance today. What great lad he is. Attitude and skill are top class. Proving a lot of Liverpool supporters wrong.- LFC Stanley House (@LFCStanleyHouse) December 26, 2017
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's interviews are absolute class.- Debkalpa Banerjee (@debkalpa96) December 26, 2017
Alex Oxlade Chamberlain with another great interview. He's hungry, not pleased with how he played (which wasn't bad)- Kirk (@Kirk_Kirkleton) December 26, 2017
Another great performance and another great, honest, interview from Oxlade-Chamberlain. Love hearing what he has to say.- Ben Howard (@benh77lm) December 26, 2017
Fair play, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.