Hull City loanee and Newcastle United attacking midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa compared himself to Super Mario in an interview on TV station L’Equipe 21 and admitted that in the past he has only thought about himself.
He had the following to say:
“In the past, I only thought about myself. I thought I was alone in the world. I am very fragile, too fragile. Being a free agent next summer? It is huge pressure. I have used up all my credits. It is like playing Mario – I have one life remaining, I have to take care, but I will take on the challenge. Playing for one of the biggest clubs in Europe? I will achieve it.”