Jack Wilshere says that Arsenal need to believe in themselves more after their 3-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League last night.
The England midfielder revealed the players were questioning their ability to cope with the efficiency of the German side, but believes they showed enough to take some heart from.
“We’re disappointed we lost by a bigger margin than we should have,” he said. “We started the second half really well – it’s a shame we couldn’t do that in the first half – and we had a chance to make it 2-2, but they went down the other end and made it 3-1 so it makes it difficult for us.
“We sort of questioned ourselves in the the first half: ‘Can we really live with it?’ But we showed when we step up and really play that we can so we’ve got to have a bit more self-belief. We play for Arsenal and we can’t be giving up.
“We need to go there in good spirits and you never know what can happen. It’s going to be difficult but we’re not out of it. We’ve got to believe.”
And former Bayern player Lukas Podolski knows Arsenal have an uphill task on their hands, but promised a fight.
“We must score three goals in Munich and this will be very difficult. I think we came out well for the second half; when we scored it was nearly 2-2 and would have been another match, but it finished 3-1.
“We put on good pressure in the second half but we must switch on from the beginning. It was no surprise because they have played a very good season in Germany and they are a good side.
“It’ll be very difficult but we have a chance when we go to Munich and we will fight.”3,491 views