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Nacho Monreal celebrates his equaliser

Cometh the hour, cometh the (Nacho) man.

After falling behind to Marko Arnautovic's strike against West Ham on Saturday, Nacho Monreal popped up with a crucial equaliser to calm our nerves.

The Spain international spoke to the media after the game, and this is what he said:

on the team’s performance…
We are really happy for getting our first three points in the competition, but obviously it hasn’t been our best performance and we have to improve. In the first half we conceded 1-1, but we could have conceded a few more so we need to learn about that. But as I said before, we are really happy about getting three points and it was our target before the kick-off

on scoring his first goal of the season…
Obviously really happy! When you can score a goal and help the team to get three points you feel really happy. This is not my job obviously, but when I have the opportunity to score or create offensively, I try to give my best. Today I scored a goal, so we got the three points and I’m really happy.

on how much more work there is to do defensively…
Well, obviously we have started a new era with a new manager so we have to keep improving. For example, against Chelsea we did an excellent job but we conceded three goals and got zero points, and today we have to admit that we probably played worse than the other day, but we won the game so we have to keep improving. I think we are in the right way and we are learning every day in training. I think we’re going to keep improving.

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