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Second goal key - Kevin

Posted on 24 September 2015  - 11:00

Kevin Wimmer pinpointed the second goal as key in last night's North London derby.


The Austrian defender was left convinced we would have won the Capital One Cup third round tie if we’d capitalised on our best spell of pressure in the second half.

Trailing 1-0 at the break, we dominated for half-hour after the break, equalised via Calum Chambers’ own goal on 56 minutes and looked set to go on and win.

But the second goal didn’t materialise - Harry Kane came closest when his volley was cleared off the line - and the Gunners snatched it when Mathieu Flamini volleyed home 15 minutes from time.

“If we had scored the second goal we would have won the game,” stated Kevin. “It was tough. Arsenal don’t need a lot of chances to score and they showed that again.

“In the second half we played well, we made high pressure, scored and we were then unlucky not to score again. The performance was okay but the second goal we conceded wasn’t good, it shouldn’t happen.”

It’s fair to say Kevin was blown away by his first North London derby experience. “For me personally, the atmosphere was so amazing, I’ve never experienced such an atmosphere,” he said.

“I tried to help the team with my performance - hopefully next time we play Arsenal it will be a win.”