Welbeck - Finishing made the difference

Welbeck v Barcelona

Danny Welbeck spoke to the media after Arsenal's last-16 defeat against Barcelona in the Champions League. Below is a transcription of what he said:

on trying to turn it around…
It is difficult to come here but we had to try and get through to next round. Like I said, it was difficult for us here.

on not taking chances…
I think we could have had a penalty. We should have done better with [the ball]. With the talent they have got, when they got the opportunity, they were clinical.

on controlling Messi, Neymar and Suarez…
It is difficult. They are the best players in the world but as I said, to come here and play it is great opportunity and we didn’t give up. We would have liked to have done better but it might have been different in certain situations.

on deserving more…
I think we had the opportunities. It is difficult to come here against such a great team with the talent they have. We came and did the best we could but it is disappointing.

on having good chances…
They were clinical with their finishing. I think that was the difference.

on the Premier League…
We want to play and go into every game and win it. We have to concentrate on preparing right physically and we will see how it goes.

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