on going a goal down...
"I feel it's a little bit a repetition of what we have seen until now. The game cost us a lot of energy and the team gave us absolutely everything up until the last minute. When you play a team who defends so well it's very important that we learn some ingredients that are very important to be successful at the top level - it's not to give goals away, to be patient and to be much more rigorous defensively than we were today."

on Henry starting on the bench...
"Well, they didn't ask when we won at Manchester United. He didn't start because he was tired from the France game. It was my decision. You cannot play Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday, Tuesday. It's impossible for one man."

on the injury to Robin van Persie...
"His foot doesn't look good. We have to see what is coming out on the X-ray. Just now I don't know, but it looks like he will be out on Tuesday night."

on the title race...
"You cannot drop as many points as we do at home. But I feel there's a lot of potential in this team and you feel that it will come out. They have a good spirit, good mentality and they want really to do well. But we have to learn some important ingredients in the game that make the team successful at the top, top level. At the moment we do not master that. You cannot give the goal away like we do it every time and not be punished. We just make it difficult for ourselves."

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