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‘We dominated and we deserved more’

Another game, another goal for Bukayo Saka. 

But our No 7 was left frustrated at the final whistle on Thursday night, as we were held to a 1-1 by Benfica. 

We spoke to Saka after the game - and here’s what he had to say: 

on his thoughts on the result…
Frustration. We felt like we had the game in our hands from start to finish, we dominated them and we just needed to put our chances away. We conceded a goal that I didn’t think was a penalty, but that’s all they really created in the whole game. I think we dominated the game and we deserved more.

on what he made of Benfica tonight…
I feel like they set up to defend and try to wait for our mistakes and get us on the counter attack, but I felt like we dealt with it well. We moved the ball quickly and we had opportunities in the first half and second half, so I thought it was a good performance from us. 

on Benfica struggling to deal with our pace in attack… 
Yeah, 100 per cent. We created a lot of chances so you’re right with that. 

on whether this performance will give us confidence for the second leg… 
Yeah, 100 per cent. If we play like that again then I feel like we just need to take our chances and we’ll definitely go through to the next round.

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