Rob Elliot happy with the fight shown against Arsenal


“You know when you come to places like Arsenal that it’s going to be tough, especially the first 15 to 20 minutes and after they got the goal. But, I think we reacted really well, especially in the second half, when we put them under immense pressure and I think they were hanging on in the end, really, trying to run the clock down. It’s a brilliant attitude and a great response but it’s not what we need – we need points and we need to start finding a way to win. Obviously, Arsenal away is always a tough game but we’ve a few fixtures coming up now where we need to make sure we use the same attitude and the same commitment against teams that we can pick up points against.

“That’s the difference in the Premier League – if you put a good run together you can shoot up the league, like we’ve seen with Everton, West Ham and Palace. We need to get those points back on the board and continue from there. Two or three wins can turn the table around really quickly but we need to make sure that we show the same commitment and passion that we showed today and be a bit more ruthless in front of goal.

“When you get to this stage of the season, every game in the Premier League is a significant one. West Ham’s the next game, and we’ve got to focus fully on that and make sure we do all we can to go there and get a good result. We need to start picking up points now – no matter how or where – and stop this rut we’re in. Performances like the one today will help, because we’re not going to be playing against Arsenal every week, we’ll be playing teams in and around us.”

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