Arsene Wenger says his regrets come from the 1st leg, but that he’s proud of his team as they fought their way to a 2-0 win over Bayern Munich tonight.
Speaking to Sky Sports, he said, “We were very, very close tonight. Maybe a few times we were lucky as well, but we had the chance of Gervinho, and there were maybe one or two set-pieces we could have done better.
“But the spirit and the performance was there, and overall we had a great go.
“The regret we have tonight is from the first game. We conceded a very bad goal in the last 15 minutes. If we had lost 2-1 at home, you can see how important that goal is tonight.
“I know these players and I’ve said many times they have a fantastic attitude and spirit. We have the quality.
“Unfortunately, we have to go out of the Champions League, but the positive is, of course, the performance and the spirit.”
And after a confidence boosting win, Wenger sounded a rallying cry as the team head into the final 10 league games of the season and a scrap for a place in next season’s Champions League
“I’m confident that we will give absolutely everything to be back next season. We will keep the basis of this team. The young players who played tonight are doing very well.
“Let’s finish this season well.”
Ten performances like the one we’ve just seen and you wouldn’t rule us out. It’s a tall order, but where there’s life and all that …