Wojciech Szczesny: Pat Rice shouts a lot, knows how to motivate us
Written by Renzo on September 14, 2011 4:30
Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny believes the Gunners should be happy with their 1-1 draw, on Tuesday, in the Champions League.
Speaking after the Borussia Dortmund game, the Poland International explained that it was a well-deserved point for Arsene Wenger’s side as they were under a lot of pressure in the second but did well to defend as a unit and only conceded after a brilliant long-range effort from substitute Ivan Perisic in the last minutes of the game.
On what it means not to have Arsene Wenger in the dressing room, the youngster was full of praise for Pat Rice as he declared that the Northern Irish did a great job as he has the ability to motivate the players.
Asked if the they can look forward with optimism, the 21-year old concluded by saying that the game against Swansea on Saturday showed that the Gunners know how to play and win games with the goalkeeper believing that good things are ahead for Arsenal if they can keep their level.
After the 1-1 draw, Szczesny said:
I think [the point] is well-deserved, we were under a lot of pressure in the second half, they will think they deserved the draw and you know, sometimes they go in from twenty yards, top corner, and you take that. [If I saw it?] No, I saw it in the top corner, I didn’t even move, I believe I had no chance.
Pat Rice did a great job, he’s got the ability to motivate the team, he shouts a lot and got us going. So, [no Arsene Wenger] was strange in a way but credit to Pat, he did well.
On Saturday we showed against Swansea that we know how to play football, we know how to win games. Today was a tough fixtures and overall I think we should be happy with the performance and if we keep it going then there’s good things to come for us.