Andre Santos upbeat after draw, says he’s determined to keep left-back position
Written by Renzo on November 28, 2011 23:00
Arsenal defender Andre Santos believes the Gunners should be positive after last Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Fulham, at home.
Speaking to Arsenal’s official website after the game, the Brazilian confessed that it wasn’t an easy game against a quality Fulham team with the left back adding that the Gunners tried hard to score the second goal in the second half but having failed to do so, they should stay positive as their formidable unbeaten run goes on.
Asked about his personal run now that Kieran Gibbs is out injured, the 28-year old explained that his objective is to play as many games as possible as he concluded by revealing that he wasn’t 100% fit against the Cottagers after picking up a cold before the game.
On the 1-1 draw, Santos said:
It wasn’t an easy game, Fulham have a quality team. We tried hard even harder in the second half but unfortunately the second goal didn’t come.
We faced a very good opponent and maybe we didn’t have our best performance but we still have the chance to keep up this good run we’re having.
The most important thing is that we didn’t lose the game and the team showed spirit.
It is very important to a team to keep a regular stable run and we are doing that, we’re trying to accumulate as many points as we can now. There is still a long season ahead of us.
For me it has been great and I do want to play every game. On Saturday I must say I was feeling tired but that is due to a cold I picked up.
I couldn’t really sleep well but I managed to control it in time and still have a good game.
All I want to do is to keep working hard to maintain a good sequence of games.