Hector Bellerin says he’s gutted that Arsenal went out of the Carabao Cup to Liverpool last night, and although the team conceded five goals, he was keen to take the positives from the performance.
The main one is that the Gunners scored five goals of their own, and also young players like Gabriel Martinelli, Joe Willock, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Bukayo Saka all made contributions to the scoreline.
The return of Mesut Ozil gave us more attacking threat and creativity, and afterwards the captain on the night was focusing more on the good things we could take from the 5-5 draw and what was a crazy game.
“It’s not easy to score five goals at Anfield,” said Bellerin.
“There’s not many teams that can say that they’ve done that. Sure, we conceded five, we conceded a penalty and Alex’s goal is one of those things that you just have to sit back and take it because there’s not much you can do about things like this.
“The tempo of the play, the goals, this is football. This is what you play football for, for nights like this.
“Whatever the score, today we’re gutted, but I’m sure there’s going to be nights that go in our favour.
“We’re not scared to play anyone, we’re not scared to play anywhere and as I said, there’s loads of positives to take.
“Loads of negatives as well, but this is part of the way and we’re looking on to the weekend now.”