Hector Bellerin captained the side in yesterday’s win against Victoria at the Emirates. The team came from a goal deficit to turn things around at the end to secure the three points. The Spaniard believes it’s not always about winning pretty but winning even when the game isn’t in your favour.
Speaking with the Arsenal website, he said. “It’s important as a team to be able to win games that evolve in different ways. In the last Europa League game, it was a 4-0 win and here towards the end, we were 2-1 down”
“But we managed to turn it around so it’s very important for the confidence of the team to see that we can win every single game even if things are against us, or in our favour. I think we can take a lot of confidence and good spirit from this game.
“It’s a great result for us, especially in the way the game went. We’ve come from very good wins at the Emirates by a few goals and that’s what the team wanted to emulate, but sometimes games turn out in other ways, especially with them scoring first”.
“We knew they were going to be organised and that they could create. They create chances but sometimes it’s all about the response and the whole team playing together. Sometimes it takes individual players to create the goals and that’s how it’s been today.
Pepe came from the bench to secure the three points with two beautiful freekick goals. Hector Bellerin insisted that his teammates knew he was capable of that.
“We know what he’s capable of because we’ve been training with him for a long time. We knew how good he’s been for the last couple of seasons. Sometimes coming to another country and coming into another league can take time, but I think this is going to be very important for the team and very important for him to score these two goals.
“Also it’s important that goals can sometimes come from individual actions. We want to play as a team but sometimes you need these players to produce these moments of magic. That makes you come from 2-1 down to win 3-2, so it’s important for us as a club to know that we have these different resources”.
Hector Bellerin has suggested that winning in this manner will also help the team’s confidence as we welcome Palace to the Emirates.
“Palace is another game at home, we want to score goals, we want to keep pushing and evolving as a team, and sometimes winning when you think you’re about to lose can do more for your confidence than just winning by four or five goals”.