Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill believes patience was the key to Arsenal Under-19s' 4-1 win over Napoli on Wednesday.
The young Gunners dominated possession for long spells of the first half against the Italian side but were unable to create any clear-cut chances until Chuba Akpom fired home from the spot seven minutes before break.
It was pleasing for me because I haven't got an assist for quite some time now and it was only my second game back properly from injuryBrandon Ormonde-Ottewill
Arsenal ran away with the game in the second half, scoring two goals in as many minutes through Austin Lipman before Akpom sealed the three points with 11 minutes left.
"I thought it was a great performance," Ormonde-Ottewill told Arsenal.com. "We passed the ball really well and managed to open them up in the second half.
"Patience was the key at first but I was always confident because we've got good enough midfielders that can produce passes that open up defences.
"At first I think it was a bit of a tacky game but as soon as we got our first goal we started to play some really good football"
Ormonde-Ottewill provided the cross for Akpom to tap home Arsenal's fourth and the left-back was delighted to make a telling contribution.
"It was pleasing for me because I haven't got an assist for quite some time now and it was only my second game back properly from injury. I was happy with my performance.
"I had an injury to deal with at the start of the season but since I've come back I've been working hard and I'm training well at the moment. But I'm always looking to improve."Copyright 2017 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