David Villa says Gunners were lucky



Barcelona striker David Villa is convinced that Arsenal were lucky to win last night’s Champions League tie and has faith in his team to get the job done at home in three weeks time.

David Villa scored the first goal of a hugely entertaining clash between Arsenal and Barcelona, before Arsenal came back with two goals off their own in the last 15 minutes to win the game.

The Spanish World Cup winner feels his team should have been heading back to the Nou Camp with a first leg lead, and claims they were hugely unfortunate not to be.

Villa is still confident of progressing on March 8th, if his team can make the most of the chances and possession they enjoyed.

He said: “Arsenal are a very good team. They’ve caught us on two counter-attacks and caused us a lot of damage. We were better, but they hurt us on the counter.

“We didn’t deserve this result. The scoreline, when we were 1-0 up, should have been bigger looking at the chances we had. But Arsenal are a great team and took advantage of their opportunity.

“[But] we have a team to get through. We will be ready for the day.”

Barcelona goalkeeper, Victor Valdes, who was easily beaten at his near post by Van Persie’s rocket, also thinks Guardiola’s team can turn things around at home.

He said: “We had the game under control, but they took advantage of their chances well.

“There’s still the second leg and we have faith that things will turn out in our favour. It’s possible in our stadium. We are confident that it will all work out for us.”

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