Lukasz Fabianski: I’m disappointed, it wasn’t such a strong shot
Written by Renzo on September 25, 2010 12:00
Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski was pretty much satisfied with his performance against Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday in the Carling Cup but admitted he was disappointed with Robbie Keane’s equaliser.
Speaking to Arsenal TV Online, the 26-year old declared that the win was a great result for the players and fans as he believes the Gunners did well as a team and especially at the back. The Polish International was full of praise for centre backs Laurent Koscielny and Johan Djourou as he explained how the home side created very little and only managed to score from an offside position.
When asked about Robbie Keane’s effort, the goalkeeper admitted the shot was not a strong one and how he could have done better to save it but also said how he recovered from that and helped the Gunners secure the win.
Fabianski concluded by saying how Arsenal are in a very good position to reach the end of the Carling Cup especially with Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City already out of the competition. What is important, according to the goalkeeper, is to stay focused and take opposition seriously.
After the game, he said:
[Tuesday] was a great evening, the result was fantastic for us, beating Tottenham away in a derby game. I think as a team we played really good and we’re all happy about the win and to be through to the next round.
If you look at our centre backs they’ve done pretty well because Spurs didn’t create many chances and I think their goal was offside as well. Laurent and Johan played well in the hot atmosphere, stayed calm and confident, massive credit for their performance.
I didn’t have any situations where I was a nervous or something like that like for example when I dropped the ball last season. I’m only unhappy with the goal because I had to save it, the shot wasn’t so strong so I’m disappointed with it.
But we went on to win it. In the extra time I saved one situation so I believe I helped the team getting the result.
I hope this will be our year [in the Carling Cup]. We showed in the first game that if we play well we can win with a good result. I don’t know who we will get next but if we treat it as we treated Tottenham we can surely win it.