Szczesny on taking positives from Fulham, says Gunners are no one-man team
Written by Renzo on November 28, 2011 20:00
Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny believes that the Gunners should stay positive after last Saturday’s draw against Fulham.
Speaking after the game, the Poland International revealed that the players were frustrated after the final whistle as their objective is to win every single game with the goalkeeper however adding that after they calmed down they understood that they were the better side and deserved to get all three points from the game.
Asked why the Gunners failed to secure all three points, the 21-year old explained that the Fulham defence was incredibly strong with goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer doing exceptionally well to deny the Gunners from scoring.
And on striker Robin van Persie, Szczesny concluded by saying that the Dutchman is doing incredibly well this season but how he’s not the only one who should take credit as those around him are also doing well in supplying him in every game.
After the 1-1 draw, the goalkeeper said:
Let’s take the positives because we responded well. I told the lads that after the game.
We were frustrated in the dressing room because we want to win every game. But when we calm down a bit we will realise we played really well and looked like the only team that would win.
You can see from today that we are up for a fight. It’s not as beautiful but we got there.
We lacked a bit of luck in the box, they made some fantastic blocks and clearances. It’s not always beautiful but it’s effective. Hopefully that will take us further up the table.
I thought we played well, our attitude was fantastic. Credit to Fulham, they defended fantastically towards the end and Schwarzer made a few fantastic saves. I think we needed a few more minutes to win the game.
It didn’t happen though and we can only praise the team spirit. We finished on a high, which hopefully we can take into the next game.
We’ve still got the momentum so hopefully we can take that onto the Man City and Wigan games. We are still confident.
[Robin van Persie not scoring?] I don’t think we are over-reliant on him. We’ve got some fantastic players in this team and we work as a team.
The whole team stuck together when we went 1-0 down against Fulham, we stuck together well. I don’t think we are a one-man team – we are a great all-round team.