"It was always Ryan Giggs," says Wolves winger
Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Matt Jarvis says that he modelled his game on Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs during his formative years of development as a footballer
The 24 year-old has been in outstanding form for Mick McCarthy’s Wolves this season, earning him two call-ups to preliminary England squads, although he failed to make the cut on either occasion.
Speaking exclusively to Sport.co.uk, Jarvis spoke of his admiration for the Red Devils veteran – who, at 37, is still a key squad member for Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford – but the Molineux man added that he has not yet managed to catch up with the Welsh wizard to tell him of his reverence.
When asked of his role models in football, Jarvis said: “Obviously, when I was growing up it was always Ryan Giggs.
“He played in my position and he was always the one that took the ball and took everyone on, put crosses in, scored goals. That’s what I admired and what I tried to achieve.
“Obviously now he’s adapted and changed his game and maybe that’s something I’ll have to do five to ten years down the line.”
When asked if he’d managed to tell Giggs himself, Jarvis quipped: “No, I haven’t had a chance in a game, unfortunately.
“I’m too busy chasing him back!”