'Everyone was like a fighter'

Krystian in action against the MLS All-Stars in preseason
Krystian in action against the MLS All-Stars in preseason

Krystian Bielik turned in another impressive performance at the heart of the defence as the Gunners won 3-1 against Derby County at St George's Park on Friday.

Here's what he had to say when he spoke to after the final whistle:

on the win…
It was a very good evening for us. We needed these points. This is our fourth game and we just have three points. Our first three games weren’t the best and we’re really happy now, we came here and we knew that we had to win tonight, so we are more confident now. The next game is in the UEFA Youth League against PSG on Tuesday. So this game is behind us and now we think just about PSG.

on the importance of the win…
It was very important because it was the fourth game and in four games we’ve just won now. We are more confident now, we needed this win. We will keep going, work hard and come back and think about the next game.

on the team all playing well…
I think it was our first game where everyone was like a fighter and everyone was a big man. Today we showed everyone that we are a really strong team and we can actually beat everyone. Our confidence is bigger now and I’m really happy.

on losing the clean sheet late on…
I don’t think that it was a penalty, but the referee pointed to the spot. It was a pity. Every time when you have a clean sheet, for a defender, is good. But no, the most important thing was the three points.

on his performance…
It was just my second game actually because I didn’t play the first two games. I feel really good, I feel really fit and it’s good that I got experience from the first team. That’s very important so now I’m strong and I feel better.

on aiming to start a winning run…
We want to win every game, every single game. We are Arsenal and every time when we go on the pitch we want to win. We want to control every game. I think we have a very good squad, a young squad and we are really strong. We can beat everyone so we just keep going and working hard. We know we have to work hard, so now we go back to the training ground and think about the next game.

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