Bacary Sagna says the cirumstances of yesterday’s game ensured that Arsenal found the spirit and resources to come back from 2-0 down to obliterate Sp*rs 5-2.
The French international thumped home Arsenal’s first goal, which set the tone for the rest of the remarkable comeback, and he believes the occasion was as much an inspiration as anything else.
Speaking after the game, he said, “We could not let it go like this, this is one of the most important games of the season. In our stadium, against the enemy, we could not lose.
So we kept the head up, got the first goal and then after the rest.”
The enemy. Yes, sir. The enemy.
On the comeback
“It wasn’t easy, at 2-0 down we had to show resources and mentality to come back and we did.”
On his goal
“I knew the ball was going to be back to me that’s why I stayed forward. I wanted to score and I’m very, very happy to score today.”
And doing it for the fans
“Of course, the Emirates is always full, they are alway supporting us. We had to do it for us, but more importantly we had to do it for them they always have our back.
“Even today at 2-0 down they are pushing, pushing, pushing, and away, they’re traveling, so it’s our way of saying thanks.
“It might be beginning of something.”
Sagna enemy pic on Tumblr – and apologies for the most badly written article of all time but you get where I’m coming from.