Arsenal youngster Hector Bellerin believes that the luck was not on Arsenal’s side last night, as the Gunners succumbed to a 2-1 defeat against Southampton in the Capital One Cup last night.
The 19-year-old full back. who was making his first competitive start at The Emirates after featuring against Dortmund last week, insists that Arsenal were unfortunate to slide to defeat which condemns them to an early exit from the competition.
Arsenal trailed 2-1 at the break despite a strike from Chilean Alexis Sanchez, and a combination of resolute defending and excellent goalkeeping by Fraser Forster meant that Southampton were able to withstand Arsenal’s second half pressure.
Bellerin, who was delighted to be handed another chance to impress in the senior side, told Arsenal Player:
It wasn’t our lucky night so we’re out.
They [Southampton] played a really good game as well but I think the team played well, we had our chances.
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I think we deserved a bit more but these things happen in these kind of competitions where you’ve just got one game and you’ve got to do your best.
It was an inexperienced back-line but I think we did well. We need to keep playing and get this experience because otherwise you never start. It’s always a pleasure to play with these players and overall it’s a great experience for us.
Everything’s happened really fast and I’m happy for the chances that I’m being given. I’m working hard every week and getting my rewards makes me feel really happy.
You just need to keep working hard and try and get in the starting XI. I’m young but that’s what I’m waiting for and working for.
Arsenal will now be looking to bounce back in the Premier League on Saturday when they face a key North London derby against major rivals Spurs. After that Arsenal continue their Champions League campaign as they host Galatasary, before making the trip to Stamford Bridge the following weekend.
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