Martin Angha praised his team-mates’ character after Arsenal Under-21s came back from two goals down to earn a point at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.
A Wesley Atkinson own goal, plus Chuba Akpom’s header and Lukasz Fabianski’s penalty save secured Steve Gatting’s men a point at the Hawthorns after Kemar Roofe and Adil Nabi had given the hosts a two-goal lead.
I think we have a good character. The coaches give us belief too and make sure we keep goingMartin Angha
Angha was pleased with the team’s comeback and believes a point was the least they deserved.
“I think we played well in the first half.,” he told Arsenal.com. “We had a lot of possession and created a few chances and were unlucky with the goals.
“We weren’t 100 per cent focused in the defensive third and against teams like that, you’re going to concede goals. It was very frustrating. We knew we were playing well but were still 2-0 down.
“But we got our heads up, got our passing going again, created a few chances and managed to score some goals. It’s a good point for us.
“I think we have a good character. The coaches give us belief too and make sure we keep going. We did that today and I think we did well to get a point here.”
Next up for the young Gunners is a trip to Italy to take on Inter Milan in the last 16 of the NextGen Series - a tie Angha is eagerly anticipating.
“Everyone’s buzzing,” he said. “We’re all really up for it and can’t wait to play in that sort of game. These are the big games where you can test yourself against the best players and I think it will be a great experience for us. “Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 6 Mar 2013