Interview

Xhaka - We showed amazing character and spirit

Xhaka

Granit Xhaka was understandably delighted after we returned to form with a fine 2-0 win against Chelsea on Saturday.

Afterwards he spoke to the media to discuss the game, Laurent Koscielny, Hector Bellerin and more.

This is what he said:

on the win… 
It’s unbelievable. We had a [difficult] game against West Ham away and we knew that if we did’t win today it would be difficult, but we showed amazing character and team spirit. They also didn’t score against us, so we are happy to take the three points. 

on the fight they had to show…
Of course. We said before the game that if you don’t fight and you don’t win the duels then it will be difficult because Chelsea have a good team. They have quality on the ball so we’re happy today. 

on Koscielny scoring with his shoulder…
We try to help each other with the ball and without the ball and it’s important to have this spirit. You can see today that if we always play like this then we can beat whoever we want. 

on Ramsey marking Jorginho…
Jorginho is a very good player and we knew that before, that’s why we have information and we have to run a lot in the middle. We worked well together and Aaron was amazing. 

on Bellerin’s injury…
I don’t know what happened. They said something is wrong with his knee but I hope it’s not a long injury. We need him and you could see that today. I wish him all the best and I hope it’s not a big injury.