Wenger: 'Not winning is painful - From the pain, they will learn'

Last updated : 19 November 2006 By Chris Parry
He said:

"We just make it difficult for ourselves. They have to learn very quickly. We have to be patient and not make a mistake defensively. Not winning is painful and from the pain, they will learn.

"It is a shame because the team gave everything and they did fight to last second.

"I feel there is a lot of potential in this team, and that it will come out because they have a good spirit and a good mentality. They want to do well, but have to learn some important ingredients in the game that make the team successful at the top level - and at the moment we cannot master that."

"It was a bit of a repetition of what we have seen until now. It is very frustrating to come out dropping two points, but out of seven games we have been now 1-0 down four times, and you cannot afford that.

"You cannot drop as many points as we do at home. We have shown until now we can win the big games, but you also have to win at home against the teams who will not fight for the championship.

"There have been a few times now that we did not - and that gives hope to the teams who come here."