On a slow start...
"I feel we had the right focus to win the game, we wanted to win the game. We had a bit of a hesitant start, they started more comfortably on the pitch. We were well organised, in the last 15 to 20 minutes in the first half we took over and you could feel that we were starting to be dangerous and more comfortable to keep the ball."

On Boulahrouz's red card...
"The sending off changed the game, for the bad, not for the good as I would've liked my team to be tested for ninety minutes, eleven against eleven."

On United winning the Premiership...
"You can only say today that Man United deserve the title and congratulations to them. You could see that yesterday again, they have individual players as well who can make a difference and I believe that they were the most consistent this year, and there were a few turning points where they did not show any weakness."

On Arsenal's title challenge...
"It is a big frustration because we lost only one game against the top four teams, it is frustrating and encouraging. Frankly, when you look at our squad, when everyone is back, nothing is lacking. But as well you have to consider we are 20 points behind Man United. I personally believe that we paid for our bad start to the season. It was down to the fact that we moved stadium, that any team will drop points when they move stadium."

On Baptista and Reyes...
"I have to sit down with Madrid. Certainly this week. My personal view is that it depends what they want to do with Reyes, then we will make a decision."

On challenging for the title next season...
"The problem for us is to win at Sheffield United and Man City, where we lost last year. I'm confident that we have matured well and progressed well and we can achieve that."

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