Mata: You're all amazing!
I know that you will be a lot more excited to read this blog post today than you would have been a few days ago. A win helps breed confidence, so all of us will be starting the week feeling a lot better, without a shadow of a doubt.
As you can all imagine, it was a win that we really needed right before the international break. We had to win to end the bad run of results that we were coming into the weekend with, and that’s what we did.
On a personal level, the afternoon didn’t start so well for me when I found out that I wouldn’t be involved in the game, but two things helped me to feel better about myself: the result and the atmosphere from our fans in the stands. The passion, spirit, intensity and energy that comes from the fans is the engine that drives football.
Many thanks to all of you who made the trip to Burnley and cheered us on relentlessly. And, of course, thank you for chanting my name and singing ‘my song’! You’re all amazing.
The club is special for a lot of reasons, and undoubtedly one of them is all of you out there. You struggle along with us when we lose and celebrate with us when we win, just like yesterday.
Best wishes to you all and I hope you have a great week.Juan