Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin believes his attacking instincts as a winger have helped him to produce excellent performances at right-back this season.
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The Spaniard has been a revelation for the North London outfit during the current campaign and once again impressed in the goalless draw against league leaders Chelsea on Sunday, where he kept the impact of PFA Player of the Year Eden Hazard to a minimum at the Emirates.
After struggling against Borussia Dortmund on his Champions League debut last September, the youngster has shown a maturity beyond his years and has taken advantage of two long-term injuries suffered by first choice Mathieu Debuchy to force his way into the side.
He made 15 league appearances so far and has found the net on two occasions including scoring the opener in the 4-1 victory over Liverpool at the start of the month.
The former Barcelona youth product started his career playing in a more advanced position and believes that learning his trade as a winger is the secret behind his current success:
“As people know I used to be a winger before, so I like to get forward a lot.” he told the club’s official website.
“That’s probably the best thing about my game.”
“I just try to help the team at both ends of the pitch and I think I did that.” he added.