‘We have to stick together and stay positive’

Bernd Leno
Bernd Leno

We fell to our eighth league defeat of the season on Saturday evening, our 2-1 reverse to Everton stretching the winless run in the competition to seven games. But afterwards goalkeeper Bernd Leno stated the only way to turn around our fortunes is by staying united and remaining positive.

“Of course, there's big disappointment, it hurts a lot,” the German stopper said. “It's not the time to feel sorry for ourselves. We have to stick together, we have to stay positive and this is the only way because on Tuesday we have another big game. We have to win games to come out of this situation and have a positive mood again.


“I think the second goal was probably the key because when you concede a goal right before half time it's always very difficult, especially in our situation. I think in the second half we showed good body language, good attitude, so you can see this team is alive and we want to turn the situation around.


“Now the confidence is not on the top level but the only thing that can be said is we should stick together and come out of this situation.


“A lot of things are going wrong for us but we don't have time to feel sorry for ourselves, we have to fight for every ball, for our teammates.”

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