Laurent Koscielny on a hard game, praises the “very important” Alex Song
Written by Renzo on September 14, 2011 23:00
Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny believes the Gunners defended well on Tuesday, in the Champions League, against Borussia Dortmund.
Speaking to Arsenal Player after the game, the Frenchman explained that the Borussians made life difficult for the Gunners adding that the draw is a very good result especially since it arrived away from home and with Arsene Wenger’s men having the opportunity to hopefully get all three points when the two teams meet again at the Emirates on November 23.
Full of praise for midfielder Alex Song, the 26-year old declared that the Cameroon International enjoyed a fantastic game in front of the back four as he showed – after missing games through suspension – that he’s a key element in the Arsenal midfield.
Hoping that fatigue will not be an issue, Arsenal’s next game is on Saturday when they travel to Blackburn to face Steve Kean’s side with Rovers hoping to bounce back after a terrible start to the season in which they could only manage one point from their first four games of the Premier League.
On Tuesday, Koscielny said:
It was a hard game, Dortmund played very well [but] we defended very well. To concede a goal so close to the end is difficult for us but we didn’t lose so it’s better [as] we have a game at home where it will be important to win.
[Confidence from this performance?] I think we defended very well, all the team defended together and it was very important to have Alex near the centre backs.
He stopped a lot of [Dortmund] opportunities. I think we will go to a higher level game after game and it’s good that we didn’t lose.
[Blackburn?] We are in a good moment and are now ready for the Championship. We want to win at Blackburn.