Alexandre Lacazette said he only became a striker because his mum thought it was less dangerous than being a goalkeeper.
“I did like playing in goal when I was young but my mum wasn’t very keen as she thought being a goalie was too dangerous,” he said.
“She said that I either played as a forward or not at all. Sometimes I was embarrassed for the opposition if there was a huge goal difference between the two teams but that didn’t happen all the time.”
“I suppose temperament wise, I was quite reserved. I still am. I just liked playing football with my friends.
“If we lost, of course I was sad. I used to cry at the slightest negative thing. Don’t worry, it’s changed now!”