Lindelof: For me, it's not a penalty
Victor explains why he thought the decision not to award Crystal Palace a first-half spot-kick was the correct one...
Q: The clean was crucial tonight? VL: Yeah. It was a tough game today and you can’t always be playing beautiful. We didn’t start the game so well, but we got a goal in the first half and then in the second half they kept going at us and tried to press. I felt after the second goal we were more relaxed and we played out the game. It was a very nice win and I’m obviously, very happy. Q: Palace were appealing for a penalty right at the end of the first half because of your challenge on Wilf Zaha - tell us what happened… VL: For me, it’s not a penalty because I touched the ball first. I don’t think it can be any clearer than that. For me, it’s not a penalty. Q: If you keep clean sheets, with our attacking prowess at the other end, we have a great chance of winning… VL: Exactly. That’s our job at the back, to try and keep a clean sheet. David [De Gea] today was great. He made a couple of really good saves for us and that was was very important for us. We know if we keep a clean sheet, we have some very good players up there who can score goals for us. Even on a day like this, where we don’t play our best football, we know that if we keep a clean sheet they will score goals. Q: Did you feel any extra pressure because you knew Leicester had won earlier? VL: No. I can only speak about myself and I didn’t know about the result. The only thing I do is try and focus on myself and the team an what we want to do on the pitch. I didn’t think about it and that’s the most important thing. We can only focus on ourselves and do the right things. We can’t look at other teams and what they do. Q: How did you think Tim [Fosu-Mensah] got on? VL: I’m very happy for him. He hasn’t played football in a very long time. He’s been working very hard in the training ground, so it was very fun to see him on the pitch today. He lasted 90 minutes. He’s a great player and I’m very happy for him. Q: Next up is Wembley - there’s not a huge amount of time to prepare… VL: Yeah, this is the best thing about football, to play games. We have a lot of games coming up. It’s a semi-final in an FA Cup and I think everyone wants to play that. Right now we’re happy for the win, and tomorrow we start to work on Chelsea.