Alex Song on Olympiacos, missing key players and playing as centre-back
Written by Renzo on September 30, 2011 1:15
Arsenal midfielder Alex Song was delighted after the Gunners battled their way past Olympiacos in the Champions League, on Wednesday.
Speaking to Arsenal Player after the game, the Cameroon International declared that the Gunners started the game well but dropped a little after taking a two-goal cushion adding that in the second half the objective of the players was to keep the lead and defend as a unit, a mission that was successfully accomplished by Arsene Wenger’s men who went on to win the game and get all three points.
Song continued by saying that Arsenal will be much stronger when key players return from injury with Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Thomas Vermaelen, Laurent Koscielny and Gervinho all missing against the Greeks.
Asked if he enjoyed playing as centre-back, Song concluded by saying that he is ready to play wherever manager Arsene Wenger asks him to play as his job is to do well for the Club regardless of his position on the pitch.
After the 2-1 win, the 24-year old said:
I think we started very well the game, I think the last 20-25 minutes we dropped a little bit [but] I think in the second half we tried to manage the game.
Olympiacos didn’t have a lot of chances to score, maybe one or two opportunities [as] we managed very well the game, we controlled it and in the end we won the game.
It was very important because Marseille won again and to be top of the group we have to win every single game.
We finished very well the job last week but now we need to just continue to improve, game by game. We miss some players, we need just everyone to come back and when they do we will be stronger.
[Playing as centre back?] You know, I play to help the team, my job is to play everywhere the boss wants me to play, if I can help I will do it.
I did my job today, all eleven players did very well tonight. If I play centre back or midfield, I just need to do my job properly.