“When you are a winner you continue to fight when others give up, and that’s what we want to do.” Some inspiring words from the manager, and he has been full of support for the team this week. He’s been instrumental in lifting the players this week and our players trust him like a father. He’s looking forward to the United game and honestly believes that we can and will win and continue on to the title.
“We have a big game on Sunday now and we want to focus on that. I think we have gained a lot of respect for the quality of our game. Now we can gain a lot of respect for the quality of our behaviour on Sunday, show how much we are winners and respond in a very strong way. I can’t understand people who say the team’s season is over. Why is it over? We are not too far behind. It depends on what happens on Sunday – if we win then we can win the title and that’s what it’s important to focus on. What is at stake on Sunday is the work of a whole year as long as we go there and don’t believe then it is over. But do you really think that we will go to Manchester United thinking that our season is over? That would be ridiculous. We have worked so hard since the first day of the season. We will fight until the last second of the Premier League.”Wise words from the gaffer and you can’t argue with his sentiments. Sunday will be a big factor in determining whether our season is still alive. We’ve got our usual injury worries, but Van Persie is back in the team and Theo is really pushing for a start. For such a big game, it’s unlikely that Arsene would risk Eboue or Hoyte at right back, so we will surely see the same