Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin was determined to look on the positive side after his side were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Liverpool.
The two teams shared 10 goals between them in a sensational 5-5 draw after normal time, but although Bellerin scored his side’s first penalty in the shootout, Dani Ceballos missed his spot-kick and the Reds eventually won 5-4.
The result means Arsenal have only won one of their last four games, but Bellerin said he enjoyed the experience of playing in such an open game despite the result.
Speaking to Arsenal.com the Spaniard said: “I have to say it was great to play this kind of game. The tempo of the play, the goals… this is football. This is what you play football for, for nights like this.
“Whatever the score, today we’re gutted, but I’m sure there’s going to be nights that go in our favour.”
Bellerin was proud that the Gunners managed to score five goals at Anfield, and said they have to move and focus on the Premier League game against Wolves this weekend.
He added: “It’s not easy to score five goals at Anfield. There’s not many teams that can say that they’ve done that.
“Sure, we conceded five, we conceded a penalty and Alex’s (Oxlade-Chamberlain) goal is one of those things that you just have to sit back and take it because there’s not much you can do about things like this.
“So as I say, very gutted but very proud as a team because from the start we went for the game, we went for the win. We’re not scared to play anyone, we’re not scared to play anywhere and as I said, there’s loads of positives to take. Loads of negatives as well, but this is part of the way and we’re looking on to the weekend now.”