‘We Need To Improve Our Defensive Mentality’ Insists David Luiz
Arsenal defender David Luiz says that his new team needs to improve their overall defensive mentality to close the gap to Liverpool and Manchester City
Luiz made two errors leading to Liverpool goals as the Gunners went down 3-1 at Anfield at the weekend, but he thinks the issues are more collective.
“Yeah, we have to,” he said. “I think if you concede a lot of goals you cannot fight for the title so this is one main thing we have to think about and try to reduce and try to make the team stronger.
“It is not just about me, it is not just about the defenders, it is about the mentality of the team. I think the team already did great against Newcastle, did great against Burnley to understand the kind of game we were playing for.
“We were clinical in Newcastle with one clear opportunity we score and don’t concede. With Burnley, we were clinical to understand the game is always to play first ball, second ball, fighting, they try to score with free-kicks and things like that and we did amazing and today I think it could be a different game if we score but we did not and so this is about football.
“Football is like that. Every week is a new history and we have to try and learn and improve our game.”