Wenger: 'You have to experience going down and flirting with hell'

Last updated : 15 April 2007 By Chris Parry
"It is a big step. To lose the game today would have put us in a bad situation. I feel I am happy with the performance of the team and happy with the mental strength we have shown because we were 1-0 down and we come back to win.

"I got a quick response and we got chance after chance and in fairness we outplayed Bolton through the pace of our passing, but overall, scoring 2-1 in the second half, we had a handbrake on our finishing after that and that is maybe why we did not score three or four."

"With a team you live in a tunnel and sometimes you have to experience going down and flirting with hell to see how much you can deal with that to become stronger. We had a disappointing three or four weeks and I am very well with how the team has responded.

"I respect the way they have behaved in the last three weeks, even if they were most painful three weeks of the season."