‘I’m ex-Arsenal and West Ham participant – I give up to mow grass and promote fertiliser’
You’d suppose that spending nearly each waking minute on a soccer pitch would imply most footballers would’ve had sufficient of grass, however in Henri Lansbury’s case, he simply cannot get sufficient of it.
After retiring from soccer on the age of 32, having most not too long ago been a part of Luton Town’s spectacular promotion, Lansbury pursued a bug he caught throughout lockdown – mowing the garden.
A spell of accidents lower brief a profession as soon as extremely touted by Arsene Wenger, however this former skilled is very happy to be chopping grass as a substitute of fizzing balls alongside it.
Grass Gains and The Lawn Lad was based because of the previous Nottingham Forest and West Ham man’s gardener doing a sub-par job through the pandemic. When the Arsenal academy graduate took over, it impressed him to discovered the enterprise.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Lansbury revealed: “It came about during the first lockdown when I was stuck at home and got into gardening. I started to spray my weeds with toxic stuff and put toxic fertiliser down, and my missus wasn’t too happy about the kids running on the grass straight after.”
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He added: “I was trying to usher them off and she said ‘why can’t they just make an organic fertiliser? I put my head together with my mate and me and the boys have cracked on and taken it to another level.
“We’re entering into the suitable course. I wish to give again to the native golf equipment actually, I would like them to have a pleasant pitch to play on, there’s nothing higher than a child working on a pitch with stripes on it and that’s what it does, it helps stripe it off.”
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Lansbury has helped with the pitch at Fulham, Genk in Belgium and Monaco, and the person who began his profession with the Gunners has expressed that at some point, he desires to mow The Emirates’ turf.
Punditry appears an apparent route for former professionals lately, however this participant has confirmed that the grass could also be greener on the planet of gardening.