Leandro Trossard

Leandro Trossard comments on why the Champions League semifinal spot would be a proper gift for Arsenal fans

Arsenal will face Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena in the upcoming hours. The Gunners have gone 11 years without winning in Bavaria and tonight will be another test for the London-based side to show what they are capable of. Arsenal midfielder Leandro Trossard vowed that his team would not lose faith despite playing in the opponents’ ground. 

Trossard scored a leveler back in London in the first leg, maintaining the goal deficit prior to the away leg in Germany. The Belgian said that Arsenal have been more proven in the deciding games this season. 

“We’ve shown it already this season that when we have a loss or draw, we want to come back even stronger,” he said to TNT Sports. “It’s a great opportunity to show that; everyone is ready and we want to win the game. Up until the last game we had such an incredible run; and we still have that belief to come here to get a result.”

Leandro Trossard comments on not losing faith

The former Brighton midfielder added that his team would decide their own fate in this tournament. Trossard admitted that playing against Bayern at Allianz would not be an easy game but he insisted on trying to see the outcome at the end of the game. 

“Sometimes we talk about the magic moments, getting a good goal and then defend well. It’s so hard to predict; I think it will be a good game and they have shown they have great quality as well. It’s up to us to neutralise them, get a goal and play from there.”

The 29-year-old player then said that what has motivated Arsenal up until this point is the way they got through the group stage. When facing FC Porto in the Round of 16, The Gunners were losing the first leg. 

Arsenal then came back in the second to push the game until the penalty shootout. That was also the case in the first leg against Bayern when they were trailing until the second half before Trossard’s goal in the second half. Trossard believes that after all of the struggles, they deserved to be at least in the last four rounds. 

“When you go through and win, it’s always nice, so that’s what we want to achieve and get that winning feeling again. “That’s where [the semi-finals] Arsenal is supposed to be, and we want to give something back to the fans and award ourselves for the games we’ve played before.”

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