Jack Wilshere on a furious Robin van Persie and Nicklas Bendtner’s chance
Written by Renzo on March 9, 2011 21:30
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere believes the Gunners are to quickly forget about yesterday’s disappointment and focus on the English Premier League and F.A. Cup.
Speaking to Arsenal TV Online after the Barcelona game lost at the Camp Nou, the 19-year old explained that the focus should now be shifted on domestic competitions and the two upcoming battles against Manchester United.
Full of praise for the Barcelona midfield, the 19-year old added that Nicklas Bendtner was unlucky with his first touch in the dying minutes of the game, chance which if taken would have probably sent the Gunners through. On Robin van Persie’s second yellow card, the youngster explained it was harsh as it was impossible to hear the referee’s whistle as he added that the players should just deal with the mistake and move on.
The Gunners return to England knowing that they should indeed forget about the Champions League and prepare for Saturday’s tough away game against the Red Devils, a knock-out battle out of which Arsenal desperately need to prevail to keep their double dream alive.
After the 3-1 defeat, Wilshere said:
We have to pick ourselves up, we still got the Championship, we’re three points [from the top] with a game in hand and the F.A. Cup, we have to go there on Saturday and get a win there.
[Playing at the Camp Nou] is great, playing against players like Iniesta and Xavi is brilliant, a great experience for me, at my age I’m still learning and those are the players to learn from.
Yes, it was a big moment [when I played Nicklas Bendtner in] but he was unlucky to be fair as Nick has been brilliant in the game, maybe he took a bad touch but it wasn’t meant to be, he was unlucky.
I just spoke to [Robin van Persie], he’s furious, he said it was one second off the whistle when he shot and even I couldn’t hear the whistle so who knows, bad decision but we have to deal with that and move on now.