Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool: Jack Wilshere Blames “Fear” For Slow Start

By The Editor
on 23rd December 2017

Jack Wilshere proud of the comeback after a slow start…


Arsenal playmaker Jack Wilshere said the team was paralysed by fear in the early parts of the thriller against Liverpool after we had to come back from 2-0 down to salvage some respect.

Liverpool pounced on our early trepidation and should’ve really been out of sight by half-time, with Petr Cech and the Reds’ profligacy saving us from an embarrassment.

A chorus of boos rang out as the referee blew his whistle for the interval, and it certainly had the desired effect with the players coming out with a different attitude.

Despite Jurgen Klopp’s men extending their lead five minutes into the second-half, we certainly turned up with the required attitude and performance following the break.

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“We felt we didn’t do ourselves justice in the first half, we played with fear; we were scared to play our natural game,” Wilshere told Sky Sports after the game.

“We allowed them to take the game to us, we had a strong look at ourselves at half-time and improved. We’re disappointed not to win the game but we were much better in the second-half.”

Wilshere, who continues to prove his good – and fit – enough to start in big Premier League games, was one of the players who raised the level.

From total despair to pandemonium in a matter of minutes, the fact that we later let our lead slip to a completely avoidable goal was the overriding frustration.

Check out Wilshere’s post-match interview in the video above.


source: Sky Sports