Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac has revealed his team-mates were full of support in the dressing room after his mistake led to Manchester United’s second goal in their draw on Wednesday night.
A lapse in concentration from the Bosnian allowed Jesse Lingard to nip in and equalise for the hosts, who came from behind twice at Old Trafford to earn a point.
Kolasinac was clearly distraught as he lay on the turf while Gunners boss Unai Emery admitted he noticed his player looking particularly downbeat in the changing room after the game.
The 25-year-old has admitted his manager’s praise and the support from his team-mates gave him ‘belief and confidence’.
‘It’s a good feeling coming into the dressing room like that,’ he said, according to Sky Sports.
‘Especially after knowing you’ve made a mistake and that mistake has potentially cost us two points. It made me feel better.
‘The manager told me in no uncertain terms not to get too down about it, and that did help me. Everyone in the team too, it wasn’t just the coaching staff.
‘All the players came over and they consoled me and told me not to get too down about it, and it gives you belief and confidence. You notice then we’re a tight-knit team and I think it’s a positive.’