Football: Miserable Petit is ready to quit at 30.
Byline: JOHN DILLON
EMMANUEL PETIT Emmanuel "Manu" Petit (born September 22, 1970) is a French former football player, who played his club football for Monaco, Arsenal, Barcelona, and Chelsea. He represented France at the international level. is so fed up with life at Barcelona he is considering quitting football aged just 30.
He says the game is making him miserable only four months after his big-money move to Spain from Arsenal.
French international Petit PETIT, sometimes corrupted into petty. A French word signifying little, small. It is frequently used, as petit larceny, petit jury, petit treason.
PETIT, TREASON, English law. The killing of a master by his servant; a husband by his wife; a superior by a secular or religious man. has been unable to win a regular place in midfield and has been shifted into defence since he and Gunners team-mate Marc Overmars Marc Overmars (born March 29, 1973 in Emst) is a former Dutch football player. He was best known as a right-footed left-winger, although he had that rare ability to be able to use both his feet with equal precision and power. quit Highbury in a combined pounds 30million deal in July.
In the latest in a series of anguished and sometimes bizarre outbursts, Petit said: "We are not machines and I am beginning to lose my passion for football. I have always been a happy person, but now my wife keeps asking me why I am always so serious.
"I am frustrated frus·trate
tr.v. frus·trat·ed, frus·trat·ing, frus·trates
a. To prevent from accomplishing a purpose or fulfilling a desire; thwart: because I am not playing regularly and when I do play, I am not in my usual position.
"This is not a criticism of the coach, Lorenc Serra Ferrer, and at the end of the season we shall see if his vision of the game is correct."
S-PAINFUL: Petit is losing interest