"We passed the ball well and have shown a very good technical level. Hamburg were never giving up, they always were dangerous and they fought very hard to last minute."
"I felt it was a very promising game. Until the keeper was sent off, it looked like you would see a good Arsenal team and a good Hamburg team. I have not seen a replay, but from the outside it looked a penalty."
"However, the red card was harsh. You have to show a bit of comprehension for the keeper, he has to go for the ball and he cannot have hesitation. A yellow card would have done for me."
"You want to justify what you achieved last year and it is an incitement to come back and win the trophy. Somewhere inside all of us, the frustration for us is so deep that we want to come back and win it."