Wednesday, 20th August, 2014

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling feels that the recent lows in his career will eventually help him out in the future.

The defender enjoyed the high of winning his second Premier League title with Manchester United in the 2012/13 season and also went through the pain of the Red Devils dropping down to seventh in the league in the previous campaign.

Smalling was also part of the England squad that suffered the ignominy of being knocked out from the group stage of this summer’s World Cup.

"There have been fine margins with all of those things", the England defender told the club’s official site.

The 24-year-old said that his recent travails have taught him that he needs to give his everything on the training ground to maintain his own performance at the top level.  


"You can be up there one minute and then you can be down again. It's shown me how important it is to really stay at that top level and do as much as you can every day when you come to the training ground.”

However, Smalling feels that recent struggles will come in handy in the later part of his career when he will be required to dip into the reserves of his experience.

"When you go through experiences like that, you never forget them and you have to learn from them.

“They’ll always stick with you when the next tough time comes, or when you need that next win to go top of the league. Those experiences can help spur you on."

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