Leno blames poor defending for conceding goals too easily
- The keeper admits the Gunners probably have problems with concentration as they concede a lot of late goals this season.
- He is eager to see defensive issues sorted out to keep fighting for a top four spot.
- Bernd insists it's not only the keeper and the back line, who are responsible for conceded goals, but the whole team.
“I think this season we have conceded goals too easily. Sometimes it happens at the end of games - Cardiff at the end [2-1 at home], Newcastle [2-1 at St James Park] at the end and today at the end. It always seems to happen when we are two goals in front, so maybe we are losing a little bit of concentration because we feel too comfortable when the games are coming to the end.
“We have to work on this because the defence for me is the most thing to enable us to get back into the top four. For me the most important area is the defence because we have the quality in the front line. We all want to improve and we can do that by being strong in the defence.”
“Today I thought we did a very good job because it was not only the defence, but the whole team who must defend the goal,” added Leno. “It’s easy to say it is the goalkeeper and the defence are the reasons why we don’t concede many goals, but it is the whole team.
“The whole team has to defend and we have improved from December, when maybe we had some games where we were not so good, and we are still working on that.”