Hector Bellerin fires a warning to Arsenal teammates after win over Vitoria

Hector Bellerin fires a warning to Arsenal teammates after win over Vitoria

Hector Bellerin fired a warning to his Arsenal teammates after a lackluster performance in their Europa League 3-2 win over Vitoria Guimaraes. 

Arsenal went into the half time break trailing 2-1 after a lethargic performance but recovered well in the second half courtesy of sumptuous free-kicks from Nicolas Pepe. Unai Emery made 10 changes from the side that lost to Sheffield United on Monday night.

Speaking after the match, Bellerin urged his teammates to play according to the club's DNA, "To be fair, the result wasn't fair [to Vitoria] considering how the game went but sometimes, games turn out other ways. They were organised, they showed they could create chances.

"When the whole team plays together we create goals, but sometimes it's individuals who score. That's what happened today. We have to respect the rival. They worked really well and had difficult players at the back. People thought it was going to be easy because they lost to other teams in the group, but we knew it was going to be hard tonight and they only lost by one or two.

Learning curve

"We knew it was going to be hard, but we kept trying at the end, kept going and the team always kept believing. I think there's a lot of things we need to improve, different things we've got to do in different games when you play other teams.

"Sometimes we've got to make mistakes to learn from but we're not going to stop playing that way, it's in our DNA. I think playing in the same way in the first half, we found the holes in the second and that's how it works. You have to keep pushing and doing what you believe in."

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