Lukasz Fabianski was delighted with his performance against Liverpool on Sunday - but far more satisfied with the team’s overall display.
The Gunners progressed to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup after goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukas Podolski helped secure a 2-1 win.
Fabianski played a starring role in the victory, butsays he was merely doing his job against Brendan Rodgers’ side.
"We managed to win a really difficult game against a really difficult opponent who basically killed us last week"
“I'm happy with my performance but especially I'm happy with the team,” he told Arsenal Player. “We managed to win a really difficult game against a really difficult opponent who basically killed us last week. So a response was important and we did that so we're all happy.
“For sure [there was extra motivation] because it was a short space between the last game and this one, so obviously it's going to stay in our heads and we needed to respond really well.
“I'm just happy that we won, that I helped the team. It could have been a similar story because we started again a bit slow - in the first few minutes they had two really good chances. I managed to help the team in those situations.
“After I was kind of focused on every single chance that they had or any through balls because I think it's really important to sweep up all those things where there is a chance. I just try to help the team and luckily enough I think I did OK.”
Fabianski was particularly impressed with Arsenal’s defensive resolve, against an attack containing the likes of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.
“You can see that the communication is much better,” he said. “Always when you talk about the defensive back four, but I think you have to look at the whole team.
“What I mean by that is you see players tracking back, you see players putting pressure on right from the top from the strikers. Overall as a team we look more confident when it comes to that, much more organised so you can see when it pays off in home games.”
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