Robin: We threw three points away, we keep making the same mistakes
Written by Renzo on September 19, 2011 18:30
Arsenal captain Robin van Persie was clearly frustrated as the Gunners were again on the losing side, on Saturday, against Blackburn Rovers.
Speaking to Arsenal Player at the end of the game, the striker’s facial expression was one of frustration and disappointment as he revealed that manager Arsene Wenger warned against set-piece danger yet the Gunners keep conceding goals in the same fashion and to make the same mistakes that punished them over the last few seasons.
On getting back on winning terms, the Dutchman said that tomorrow’s game against Shrewsbury Town is a must-win game as well as the one against Bolton in the English Premier League as it is important to put together a number of positive results.
So far, the Gunners only collected four points from their first five domestic games as they only defeated Swansea City and suffered defeats against Liverpool, Manchester United and Blackburn, conceding a total of 14 goals.
On Saturday, the 28-year old said:
We conceded the second and third goals quite soon after each other, so maybe that was a bit of a setback because we didn’t expect that. The boss spoke about not giving away free-kicks easily, and you see how they scored.
I don’t blame the guys because anyone can score an own goal, it’s a bit unlucky. But we conceded very similar goals against Blackburn and that is frustrating.
As I said before, every game starts with nil nil but this stuff happens too often you know, we just keep making the same mistakes over and over again and sometimes that really surprises me.
It is the reality now, we have to deal with that and we have to look ahead. We have a game on Tuesday again and we must give our maximum. I think we have to look at it game by game without too much looking ahead because we just threw three points away today, very very cheaply.
[Getting back on track against Bolton?] It’s very important, even today, I told the boys before the game that today is a big big game, that we had to win but we just can’t do it at the moment.
But that is our aim for the next couple of games, we need to win games after each other not just one game and then a draw or then we lose.
We just we just need a couple of good weeks in the Premier League where we get a lot of points, and hopefully we can start next week against Bolton.
There is lots of time [left this season], but at some point you need to pick yourself up and prove what you are capable of. We are not doing that at the moment and are not consistent enough.