Hector Bellerin spoke to BT Sport after tonight’s 4-0 win over Standard Liege in the Europa League.
Two goals from Gabriel Martinelli set the Gunners on their way, followed by strikes from Joe Willock and Dani Ceballos. This is what the captain on the night had to say.
On the performance
I think the team had a great performance. We came from beating Nottingham Forest at home which was an important win for us, and we had great character. The team always wanted more goals – the best way to show respect is to always play at 100% and we wanted to emulate that style of play, that pressing, even at 4-0.
You can see that the team is hungry, the team wants to win, and improve. And I’m very happy for the boys, aside from the technical ability everybody put up a great fight.
He’s been a player since he came into the team who has kept his head down, listened to the coaches and worked hard. It shows on the pitch, he’s doing what the coach is asking him to do which is the most important thing.
He’s still very young, I’m sure there’s still a lot to come from him, and everyone is really happy for him in that he’s scoring goals and the way he’s helping the team.
On his first start after his injury
Well, it’s one of the best feelings for anyone who has been injured, they know how hard it is. The process has made me more mature, it’s made me a better player and a better human, and I’m very happy to make my comeback.
I’m so grateful to the physios and coaches, my family and friends who have been around me helping me, it’s made it that little bit easier and hopefully I get to enjoy my football.