London, Nov 26 (ANI): Arsenal striker Theo Walcott claims that club boss Arsene Wenger's shock swearing outburst this week merely showed his passion for success.
Wenger blew up when asked about injury-jinxed Walcott's prospects of playing for England at next summer's World Cup finals, barking: "For f***'s sake, the World Cup is not until June."
"It is very surprising to hear that but the boss is very passionate and just wants to show everyone he is not so quiet," The Sun quoted Walcott, as saying.
"He loves his job and is showing his passion for the game and how well he wants us to do this year. He shows tremendous respect for all the players and we respect him. He is always behind us and looking after us.," he said
"He has brought us some brilliant players over the years and we have a great bunch here. He is trying to stick us all together. You want to play well for your country and the World Cup will come if you have a great season.
"The best way is just to take every game as it comes because you never know what will happen. You could have a great season, get injured at the end of it and miss out. So I am just going to concentrate on every single game and see where it takes me," Walcott added.
Walcott's persistent injury niggles have seen him clock just 103 minutes in an Arsenal shirt this season.
Wenger blasted the Football Association for overworking his protege during the summer with the England Under-21s. (ANI)