Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Domagoj Antolic has revealed the secret behind his side’s extraordinary win overArsnealin the Champions League – unwavering belief that the Gunners were not a superior force.
The Croatians shocked Arsene Wenger’s men in Wednesday’s group stage opener, as an own goal from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Junior Fernandes’s second-half header proved enough to claim all three points despite Theo Walcott’s late strike.
And Antolic has revealed that the Dinamo players are now being treated like heroes in the Croatian capital, suggesting that the home sidecould have scored even more goals against a fragile Arsenal back four.He toldGoal: “Only day after the game I realised what we had done.
We were walking in Maksimir forrest [next to the club’s Maksimir stadium],and there wasn’t a person who hadn’t mentioned and congratulated us on the game. It’s nice to be a Dinamo player at the moment.”I only watched the highlights, we were really good against Arsenal. We had a lot of chances.
Could we scoredmore? Maybe, but we mustn’t be selfish. Let’s enjoy the victory.”We believe in a positive result, people thought that were going to getwrecked in the tournament, but we proved them wrong. We felt that theyaren’t aliens, that they’re made of flesh and blood. We figured out we could play even against Arsenal.”