Trent Alexander-Arnold: ‘Man City is the biggest game of the season’
Trent Alexander-Arnold has been talking a lot about his time at Derby County, and he’s got good reason to enjoy them.
The 23-year-old winger is still playing for the Rams but his career at Pride Park could end with a big-money move abroad after he was ruled out for the rest of the season with a serious knee injury.
But Alexander-Arnold is sure to have plenty to say about City’s clash at home to Brighton and Hove Albion on Wednesday night.
Alexander-Arnold enjoyed a fantastic season at the Pirelli Stadium even as he found himself outshined by his team-mates and rivals.
And there was more good from the young attacker, who was speaking to the media for the first time since undergoing knee surgery.
Here’s what he said:
On whether Derby’s season went to plan: “Yeah, it went really well. We had a couple of injuries and lost a few games but we got a win in the last minute and that just about put us over the line.
“I think last year would be a lot better, I think it would have been a lot more difficult, the only saving grace was the manager and everybody behind the scenes has done an amazing job so we’ve worked really hard this season, we’ve tried everything.
“We did a lot of stuff, we worked as hard as the players this season. The manager said he would let you as a player go forward and get the ball and get the fans behind you, just being vocal really, really proud of him. All those things put together went for you as a player and it was a real good season all round.
“We didn’t get the points, but I think that’s because we didn’t give ourselves enough in the middle of the field. I got frustrated towards the end a bit, but I’m glad it didn’t finish like that. We should have won in my end.”