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‘Everyone was pressing, they had no way out'

Hector Bellerin

We delivered arguably one of our most complete performances of the season on Tuesday as we bounced back from conceding an early goal to beat Southampton.

Hector Bellerin was a key part of the win, and believes that the commitment the entire team showed in both defence and attack was behind such a positive display.

“They're a team that are very dangerous [at set-pieces], they do very smart moves and they score lots of goals from it,” he told Arsenal.com. “It's a bit disappointing that we started the game like that and also we had a big chance just before that. 

“It was kind of like a quick turnaround, but the reaction of the whole squad was second to none, it was amazing. Not just after the goal we conceded, but taking it until the 90th minute, everyone was running and pressing and there was no way out for them. I think that's the way we need to keep going.

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Southampton (a) - Bitesize

 
“The thing is that the way the game went in the FA Cup [on Saturday], in the second half we had most of the control, we had most of the chances, so we knew that if we played our game, we'd be on top of them [again]. 

“It's just that belief that we have in the team. Yeah, we were behind in the score but we still had 80 minutes to play and with the quality we have, we can make it happen. 

“I think this is something that is a behaviour that's instilled in the dressing room: we believe until the end and today we also scored the chances that we had after we conceded a goal. That's really important as well.”

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