Elmina Native Patrick Arthur On Playing In his Hometown.
It is every footballer’s wish to play in front of his home fans or play in an environment where he is pampered and given enough confidence to perform.We obviously know how it feels to play in front of your home fans but have you wondered what it means to play a Premier League game in your hometown an environment where your career started?Well Dreams Media had a sit down conversation with Patrick Arthur who hail’s from Elmina, a suburb of Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana, the town in which Dreams Week 15 opponent Elmina Sharks is based.
Arthur who is playing his third game in Elmina spoke to us on his first time experience, how it feels to be back home and what it means to play at The Nduom Sports Stadium.
The First Time Experience
My first time was a beautiful experience, coming back to play in front of your family, friends and typically people that you grew up with was simply amazing. I was a bit nervous but it was a great feeling.
Does Playing In Elmina Brings Extra Pressure
Obviously this will be the third time I am playing in Elmina and just like every player there is no pressure on me now. I have outgrown any pressure and I don’t feel nervous at all. With where I am at the moment I don’t feel pressured, I won the Ghalca tournament ‘G8’ with Dreams in 2018 here and at least that should be enough to kill any fear in me. I am just here to have fun and enjoy my job.
The Family’s Reaction.
They have the fixtures and know when you will be coming back, so they even start calling you before you leave Accra. I get calls from close relatives, childhood friends and Players that I grew up playing with.They are always excited and wish I play here each week.
Any special Motivation to play
Personally whenever I come back to Elmina to play, I always want to have a good game and produce an excellent performance because the people here know how good I am and I can’t disappoint them by playing below that standard, so there is always a special motivation to play well so they don’t get disappointed. And most importantly the club always need to win so I can’t put up a performance that will affect the team negatively.
On Elmina Sharks.
Playing in Bechem to me is more difficult than playing in Elmina but the team was able to pick a point against Bechem United, so with that at the back of our mind I believe we can conquer Sharks.
Dreams will be playing Elmina Sharks on Sunday, March 15 2020 at the Nduom Sports Stadium.