Hector Bellerin says he will always remember scoring against Liverpool last season.
With the sides tied at 0-0, the defender cut in from the right-hand side and curled a shot into the far corner to set up Arsenal’s emphatic victory at Emirates Stadium.
Bellerin had scored his first senior goal two months earlier, in the 5-0 win against Aston Villa, and believes his strike against Liverpool was just as special.
"Did I really just score against Liverpool at home? It was a great feeling"
“I remember that we were all pretty pumped up in the warm-up,” he told Arsenal Player. “We knew it was a hard game, it was an important game, probably one of the most important games of the season.
“I remember there was a special atmosphere in the dressing room and we knew how much we were playing for. Everyone in the dressing room was so excited to play the game.
“Usually when I play I don’t think that much but when I saw that I had the chance to shoot, I shot. I could hear everyone standing up and cheering for the goal. There were so many players between me and the goal that I couldn’t really see the ball.
“When I saw everyone standing up and cheering for the goal I couldn’t believe it. Did I really just score against Liverpool at home? It was a great feeling and the fans’ response to make us keep pushing so we got two more goals straight after was something that you feel. You feel the adrenaline that they give you and make you push forward.
“That’s one of the best feelings I’ve had in my career, scoring the first goal against Liverpool, at home at the Emirates. It was just amazing but the response from the fans and my team-mates made it even more amazing.”
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