There is a saying in American sports, made famous by the Philadelphia 76ers: "Trust the process".
That is exactly what Henrikh Mkhitaryan echoed after our defeat at Chelsea on Saturday, as we try to implement a new style under Unai Emery.
This is what the Armenian said:
on the game…
We didn’t start very well, conceded two goals, but then afterwards we found ourselves, believed in ourselves and then started playing better than them. We scored twice to equalise, scoring two goals in 10 minutes, and then maybe we had another two chances to score to win the game. Unfortunately we didn’t take them. The second half was difficult because we looked a little bit tired and we didn’t create the opportunities to score. In the end, they scored the third goal and it was hard for us to come back. We did everything we could and I want to thank my team-mates.
on the defensive mistakes…
There is no success without making mistakes. Obviously we have to play and we have to try. If we try, we can do whatever we plan to do. If we don’t try, then we’re not going to play football. That’s why we had lots of mistakes, because we’re trying. I’m pretty sure that in the next games we’ll have better results and play better football.
on a tough start to the season…
We won’t face Chelsea and Manchester City in the next games, so it doesn’t make a difference who we’re playing now. It’s a very good opportunity for us to play against them and see what level we are at, what mistakes we’re making and looking at the next step to improve and be better.
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