Walcott wants Roma to whack him
“As weird as it might sound, it would be really good for me if the Roma players give me a clattering," he said. "The injury feels fine but I still haven’t experienced a real whack yet.
“I’ve tried to encourage people to test it out in training, but it’s not the same as in match situations."
The former Southampton starlet also named team-mate Eduardo as his inspiration during his lengthy spell on the sidelines. The Croatian front-man has also only just returned following a year-long layoff with a broken leg and dislocated ankle.
“I’ve learned so much from watching him," he said. "He took everything in his stride and came into the club with a smile every day.
“It’s given everyone at the club a lift to have so many of our injured players coming back at such an important part of the season.”
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