I have to admit, I did not see that performance coming. I was expecting a spanking and even predicted as much, especially if Wenger went with 3 at the back. Where the fuck did that performance come from, especially the second half. If I have to summarize that performance in 1 word, it would be DESIRE. We wanted it more, a whole lot more. We were physical, full of pace, defended like it mattered, looked dangerous going forward, and while we rode our luck a bit, at the end, we kind of deserved the win. Having said that, on another day, City could have won that game, it was just one of those kind of games.
I still can believe we are capable of such a performance. You know what, I wouldn’t have cared had we lost that game after a performance like that because we gave it our all and no one can fault us for that performance. That’s all we want as fans and for once, the team delivered. It’s just great that we won and now are in the final.
I don’t know if we can build on this and I wouldn’t build my hopes up because we have seen many such false dawns. But one thing is for sure, this team, when they really want it, can do the business. As for individual performances, fuck that, this was a team performance. Some players didn’t/couldn’t do much but others made up for them. Mistakes were made but we atoned for them. Just what we needed and hopefully, the team realises what it means to be a team and how strong they can be when they play like one.