On the performance…
"It was a good battle. I believe that in the first half we were really on top of the game, with a lot of fluency. At 1-0 we wanted to keep them under pressure but they made a real battle of it with a lot of long balls and a high line. They scored from a deflected cross and after that we had the mental resources to come back and win in a convincing way because we kept going, and kept going."

On another late, late show…
"I think we have scored 16 goals in the last 15 minutes of the last 33 games, and we did that again today."

On keeping pace with the league leaders…

"There was extra pressure [after the results earlier] and we knew we couldn’t afford to drop points and it is good that the team showed they can cope with that. Our ambition is that we are up for it, we are determined and have a strong resolve. You will see us give everything to finish as high up as we can."

On relying on others to drop points…
"I am sure that you will see some more surprises this season, because there were nearly some today and that shows until the end, we want to give everything to come back."

On Robin van Persie's contribution…
"He was outstanding."

On his players attracting interest from other clubs…

"I am not worried at all."

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