Hector Bellerin scored the third goal in our 4-2 home win against Leeds United. However, despite the win and maximum points, the right back wasn’t pleased with the way the team managed the game after scoring four goals.
Aubameyang had bagged a hat trick along with a goal from Hector before the 50th minute. Leeds somehow raised their game after that and scored two goals to half the deficit.
The game eventually ended in a 4-2 win at the Emirates to go ahead of Marcelo Bielsa’s side in the table, but the hope that we gave Leeds in the second half is something that displeases Bellerin.
“If there’s a team in the Premier League that you know will run for the whole 90 minutes, that’s Leeds,” he told Arsenal.com.
“We did really well to score straight away from the re-start but then we conceded a set piece. It’s something that we know they’re strong at and we need to be more careful with that.
“Then we conceded another goal and even though you’re still two goals up you’re trying to defend the box as much as you can and make sure they don’t get another one.
“That shouldn’t be the way we play, you know? We should manage the game better in a way that when we’re winning 4-0, we should just have the ball and make them run instead of them making us run. There’s still a lot to learn but obviously, especially that first half, was really positive.”
Bellerin scored his ninth goal for the club and he expressed his happiness after his goal in over a year.
“It’s been a long time,” he noted. “I’d almost forgotten the last time I scored. To be fair usually when I get into those positions I try to look for a striker.
“Someone to get in a better position than me but I saw the opening and I just went for goal. Obviously, I’m really happy about that but still in the back of my mind there’s a lot of work to do if you want to be back at the top.”