Per Mertesacker spoke to the media immediately after the final whistle on Sunday.

Being brutally honest, he revealed that this performance was an improvement on last year but admitted the side could have done better in the final third.

Perhaps the best chance of the game feel to the BFG and he skewed his shot horribly wide. He also explains why that happened:

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