on the mental battle...
"I feel overall we deserved to win the game. When Liverpool equalised I was a little bit scared for a while that we could lose it because we looked like we had a mental blow after having so many opportunities to score before. When they went down to 10 men they got scared to lose the game, and basically that made us win. We dropped points like that this year, and that's part of the learning process of the team. That's why I say that the psychological part played a big role today. "

on Cesc Fabregas...
"In the game today he gave a few final balls, key passes that could have made goals. And he did give the first goal. He was very influential and it is pleasing to see that he has a more physical presence now in the game. You expect an 18-year-old player to be better every month. I've seen a lot of young players start and he's one of the best I've seen."

on Arsenal's recent form...
"We gave a lot on Wednesday night but I feel it was a third great performance from the team in the week. This team is slowly discovering its potential I feel, as well improving its believe and its confidence. You could see that today. "

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