Aaron Lennon insisted defeat never entered his mind after we went 1-0 down against Liverpool.
The winger underlined the confidence and belief of the team after another stirring comeback in the Barclays Premier League on Sunday.
Trailing 1-0 at the interval, the lads dug deep to turn the match around even after seeing Jermain Defoe miss a penalty on the hour mark.
Luka Modric’s provided the spark for the equaliser five minutes later with a burst past three defenders and cross that was turned into his own goal by Liverpool goalscorer Martin Skrtel.
Then, two minutes into five minute of added time, Aaron read Peter Crouch’s flick on, raced past Paul Konchesky and slotted past Pepe Reina for another fantastic win, our third big victory in the space of eight days.
“I never thought we’d lose the game,” said ‘Azza’ as he picked up his man-of-the-match accolades after the game. “Even when they went 1-0 up I always believed we’d score.
“The lads don’t panic. We know the quality we have, the individuals in the team, we’ve so many players who can score out of nothing.
“It was great to score. I hadn’t scored for a while, so to score so late and to know more or less that is was the winner was great.”
It was, in fact, our fourth win on the trot going back to the 4-2 success against Blackburn at the Lane on November 13.
But the focus has been on the last eight days when we’ve beaten Arsenal away for the first time in 17 years, qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League by beating Werder Bremen and now put Liverpool to the sword.
“It’s been an unbelievable week,” beamed Azza.