Marouane Chamakh: We can’t aim for top place if we keep losing at home
Written by Renzo on November 22, 2010 23:15
Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh believes the Gunners are to improve their home record if they are to be title contenders this season.
Speaking after the North London derby defeat to Arsenal TV Online, a visibly disappointed Chamakh said how the defeat was a complete lack of concentration and how it should go down as a “professional mistake”. The 26-year old scored a brilliant goal to give his side a two goal lead but it wasn’t enough.
On the poor home record of Arsenal this season, the striker explained how it’s important to win away games but if all the good done on the road is ruined at home, there’s no way Arsenal can fight for the title.
The Moroccan concluded by stressing the importance of tomorrow’s Champions League game away at Braga, explaining how getting all three points is vital considering there are three teams fighting for Group H’s top place.
After Tottenham, Chamakh said:
For us everything was going fine until half time, it was incredible to lose and I think it was a complete lack of concentration, a professional mistake.
It’s all good winning the away games but if we lose at home we can’t aim for top spot. One of my former coaches told me that at least you have to get a point so we have to correct this mistake from tomorrow and not drop any points at home.
Braga is important because it’s going to help us to forget about this game, but also to focus and get victory.
We are fully aware that [we have to win] with three teams fighting for top place so we need to get a result tomorrow.