Friday, February 18, 2011

Wenger: Win strengthens belief

Arsene Wenger expects Arsenal to be flooded with self-belief following their stunning 2-1 Champions League victory over Barcelona.

Wenger believes that a side containing eight starters aged 25 or under can only benefit from their heroics at Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night, and said: "I'm very proud for Arsenal FC. Everyone urged us to play differently to our nature. This win can strengthen belief in our philosophy, which is more important than pride."

He added: "It was a special night for my team. Our players showed exceptional strength and togetherness. The victory will reinforce that.

"The age of the team which started is very, very young. What we can do at this age is very promising for the future and our target is to keep them together.

"We have the FA Cup on Sunday and that competition is very different. In England you have to be focused for these kind of things."


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