'I’m really happy with the resilience we showed'

Bukayo Saka cited our new-found resilience as the secret ingredient behind our impressive form after our win over Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon.

Our No7 secured the three points for us with a well-taken strike through a crowd of players in the first half, but it was our ability to dig deep in the second half that really stood out, something that according to Saka, was missing from our game last season.

"I’m really happy with the resilience the team showed," he said. "The fight to the end, how we defended as a team to see this result out and get the three points.

"I think it’s really special because last season I don’t think we had that resilience to see games like this out, and I think that’s why this is making a difference for us this season.

"I think we were all so disappointed from the defeat against Liverpool, we gave everything, we played so well and we felt we deserved more out of it, but that made today even bigger so to get the three points here is really delighting for all of us."

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