Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has revealed that Wednesday night’s 2-1 victory over Barcelona was the ‘best game’ he has ever played in.
The 23-year-old told Sky Sports that the Spanish champions are “best team in history” and the midfielder is optimistic that the Gunners can eliminate his former side from the competition: “For me this is the best game that I have experienced on the pitch. In terms of quality, in terms of intensity. They had the ball, they went for it. We had the ball, we went for it. For me I’ve never experienced a game with so much quality with me being on the pitch, by both teams. And of course with the right result as we won. It’s a massive victory.”
He continued: “Although I am looking forward to the chance I know that if I run around after the ball for 90 minutes without touching [the ball], I won’t enjoy it at all – however special the place.”
Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has admitted that he required the culinary skills and company of his faithful mother to help calm him down after Arsenal’s 2-1 victory over Barcelona.
The 20-year-old shot stopper put in a good performance against the Catalan giants on Wednesday night and revealed via his Twitter account that he was with his mum and still elated from the victory: “At home with my mum,trying to calm down after last night 🙂 Thanks for creating an unbelivable atmosphere at Emirates.”
The inexperienced Pole managed to keep out four of Barcelona’s attempts and also forced Lionel Messi to chip a shot wide of the post early in the first half and expressed his joy on the social networking site early on Thursday morning: “We did it!! What a night!!”.
Wilshere hails biggest night.
Jack Wilshere left the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night with more than just the satisfaction of beating the world’s greatest team; the youngster also grabbed the shirts of World Cup winning midfielders Xavi and Iniesta.
The 19-year-old described Arsenal’s victory over Barcelona as the “biggest night” of his career and spoke of his admiration of the Blaugrana’s footballing philosophy and players.
Speaking to The Guardian, the Arsenal starlet said: “It is by far the biggest night of my Arsenal career so far. They have players like Xavi, Iniesta, Messi – I have been watching them for years now. I watched them in the World Cup and many of them [the Barcelona team] are World Cup winners.”
He continued: “We play similar to Barcelona and that’s the kind of football I like to play. It’s easy to fit into a team like Arsenal.”