Francis Coquelin: What Arsene Wenger told us after the Spurs first half
Written by Renzo on October 4, 2011 4:45
Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin revealed that the players are very disappointed after Sunday’s defeat against Tottenham Hotspur.
Speaking to Arsenal Player after the 2-1 defeat at White Hart Lane, the Frenchman admitted that the Gunners didn’t do well in the first 45 minutes of the game, revealing that manager Arsene Wenger asked his players to be quicker when on the ball, which is just what they did in the first part of the second half.
Asked what the players can take from a disappointing result, the midfielder declared that everyone should be focused on his job, work hard in training and wait for positive results to come.
On his personal performance, Coquelin concluded by saying that he did well but as it’s almost always the case with young players there are areas of his game that can improve as he added that he will continue to train hard in order to fix any weaknesses in his game.
[What Arsene Wenger told us at half-time?] I don’t think we’ve done very well in the first half, in the second half the manager asked us to move the ball quicker, that’s what we’ve done for the first 20 minutes.
After I think we were a bit down but overall, as I said, everyone is really disappointed, you know when you come to Tottenham, obviously it’s big rivalry, you hope to win the game and to go home 2-1 down it’s really a shame.
[What can we take from the derby?] You know, I think everyone needs to focus on what they’re doing, keep working hard in training. We’ve got a good side so I think we’ll soon get the results.
[My performance?] Obviously there is always things to get better, I’ve got still a lot of work to work on so I keep training and obviously I can do better than that.