Wenger: 'We can still qualify - We have to go for it'

Last updated : 01 April 2010 By Chris Parry

"We played against a great team who were dominant in the early part of the game, that's when we were lucky. We gave them too much room to play. But a lot of credit must go to the players who kept us in the tie.

"They are an outstanding team but most of their shots on goal were in the first part of game and at 2-0 down we had to throw everything forward."

"You have to trust how the player feels and trust the medical people. Fabregas said he was ready to play. He has fantastic mental strength and didn't give up. The whole team were mentally unbelievable and we kept going and kept going.

"Gallas has a calf strain and will be out for a while now. I took a gamble that didn't pay off. Yes I regret that now. Arshavin has also done his calf."

"Walcott had a huge impact when he came on. He has qualities which can be useful on a big pitch like the Nou Camp.

"We can still qualify. We have to study how we can win the ball back. When we did that we always looked dangerous against them. We have to go for it.

"It would be a big achievement but we believe we can do it. In the first part of the game they could have picked us off, but on the counter attack we can be dangerous. It was a great football match with two teams who went for it. It was an exceptional match."