And he says he now knows exactly how Arsenal fans feel when they face their London rivals, telling the club’s site: “When I don’t play it is, well not ‘horrible’, but I feel a lot of pressure.
“You are in the stands and you just watch the game, you can do nothing.
“It is different to when you are on the pitch – it’s not something I like and during the 90 minutes I wasn’t very well!
“But we won so at the end I was very happy for the club, for the team and the fans. When you play the final, you just need to win the game and we did it.”