on the late victory...
We left it very late but we had a difficult start. We lost some balls in the first half due to the fact Marseille pressed us well.

They didn't find their fluency but in the second half we took over and I don't think Marseille were dangerous at all [after half-time]. Marseille defended very well but you could see in the last 15 minutes we created some chances and were rewarded because we kept going and got an important victory.

on the potential to win the group...
We've made a little step forward but we have to be humble. We are a team who must continue to grow and we have to show that. The next game at home against Marseille is very important."

on growing with confidence…
Yes it will help us but if you look back last five or six games you will see we only have one defeat. We are slowly getting there - that will help tonight.

on Carl Jenkinson's injury…
He has a knee problem. He overstretched his knee and we will check that tomorrow.

on Aaron Ramsey's impact...

It was a great finish, you see Ramsey in front of goal and you know you have a good chance to score. He is a goalscorer. I do not want to overplay him. I have seen in my mind that he had been injured for a year  - Wilshere played a lot last year [and is now injured]. I try to be a bit more cautious when I can.

on the question of luck...
We lost two points in Dortmund in the last seconds of the game. We lost a Champions League Final in the last part of the game with 10 men. We are not always lucky but when you face good opposition you need to take your chances.

on the second-half improvement...
I felt like we needed to be patient and intelligent. You could see our midfield had experience - we didn't make stupid mistakes and we didn't play stupid balls. It's an important win but you take any win away from home in the Champions League.

on Marseille's chances of taking second place...
They have a chance to qualify. They are a good team, they were intelligent and disciplined. The game was blocked tactically by two teams. We tried to push Marseille but sometimes this is the way of football, these games happen.

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