Gibbs on his goal, the game and options

Kieran Gibbs

Kieran Gibbs faced the media after Arsenal's 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on Sunday. This is what he said: 

on the last time he scored… The last time I scored was against Anderlecht away last season but in the Premier League it was a few years ago.

on the dressing room atmosphere… We are disappointed obviously, with Manchester City dropping points we had a good oppourunity. It was important not to lose this game but now the international break, we can recover for a few players and they can come back fit and we can push on after.

on coming on further forward…Possibly because in the last few games we have not had midfielders. It has been difficult for the boss with options so in the last few games I have been coming on and I knew, looking across the bench that, probably, even though I’m a defender I’m one of the more offensive players on the bench. I was happy to come on in a big game like that and get a goal.

on the boss putting him…The boss has been struggling with options especially in midfield and up front, so I think a few of the boys were tired having played last weekend, midweek and today. It was a chance for me to bring on some fresh legs and do everything I can to try and help the boys.

on changing the game… In these types of games you can’t give up when you know what it means to everyone in the club and the fans. I think they were great for us today and spurred us on. You have to come on in those games and give everything you can to try and get the boys going.

on it feeling like a win… It feels like we are not disappointed because we didn’t lose, even though Manchester City dropped points so it was a good opportunity for us to get ahead of them. But we are going away in the international break and will come back raring to go again as we have a long way to go.

on Dele Alli… He has been very impressive. He is a promising talent and good for the country.

on continuing as a goalscorer… Hopefully!

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