Robin van Persie delighted with big win, surprised with second goal
Written by Renzo on October 29, 2011 23:50
Arsenal striker Robin van Persie was delighted after the Gunners scored five and won the game against Chelsea, away from home.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, the Dutchman – who scored a hat-trick at Stamford Bridge – explained that the players were happy after the game as they fought extremely hard for all three points and showed character after Frank Lampard scored the opening goal in the 13th minute of the game.
Asked about his second goal, the 28-year old confessed that he wasn’t expecting Chelsea’s John Terry to slip and how a number of options went through his mind when facing goalkeeper Petr Cech as he opted for what he called the “easiest” one.
With this win, the Gunners moved up to seventh in the table with 16 points, only three points from André Villas-Boas’ side with van Persie now first in the Premier League’s top scorers chart with ten goals, one more than Manchester City’s Aguero and Dzeko with the latter also on target, today, against Wolves.
After the 3-5 win, the Dutchman said:
You could see how happy we are at the end because we fought hard and every one of us showed character.
It’s a big, big win for us today. [The second goal?] I was surprised [with Terry's slip] because it was an easy back pass and I only saw later that he slipped because I was closing him down.
I suddenly realised I was one on one with (Petr) Cech and a couple of things came to my mind to do, but I did the easiest one.