Hector Bellerin says that Arsenal will continue to fight to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
The Gunners face an uphill battle in their last-16 second-leg tie at the Nou Camp after Lionel Messi’s brace gave Barcelona a comfortable victory in north London on Tuesday night.
Luis Enrique’s side are now unbeaten in 33 games in all competitions, but Bellerin says Arsenal have not given up hope of progressing yet.
“We’re going to hope [for a result in the Nou Camp],” he told Arsenal Player. “We’ve shown that we are at the same level if we want to be because we play great football, defend well with a great solidarity and compactness.
"Even if it’s a different kind of game, we’ve shown that we’re up there and we can fight for it.
“We had more or less the same number of opportunities but the difference was just that they were efficient up front and we weren’t. Maybe they had a bit more luck. I think the team defended really well and we played really well but sometimes these things happen.
“We’ve shown that [the gap between the sides] is not that big. The team played some great football and at some point we thought we had the game in our sights.
"Sometimes when you give them that one yard they can be very dangerous, a big threat and we know we paid for our mistakes.
“You have to give credit to them, though. When the other team scores a goal in football sometimes it can come from mistakes. Now we need to look at the game and see how we can make it better for us.”
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