Gervinho: We’ll improve!

“We can still win lots of trophies and we can do great things in the future. We have a bright future because this is a good club.”

“We are all still young, we have got some good players here, a good group. We have been through a lot of difficult times this season, lots of people have wavered in their belief of us.”

“They have said this and they have said that, but we have returned to form and now we are going to try to finish the season well.”

“The standout player for me this year has been Robin [Van Persie]. You can see his class with his finishing, how he leads the group, and with his experience.”

“He is a player who has grown in to the role of captain and is the sort of player you need during the hard times.”

Gervinho: My best is yet to come

“I am happy about my first season but I know I can do better. I have scored and given assists but I also created a few chances that I missed. If I had been more efficient, it would have been even better.”

“I need to work hard at training to become more clinical in front of goal. I’m not worried though. People say that the second season is always better for a foreign player but I don’t think it will be much easier. Every game is tough for me because the level of competition is so high in the Premier League, and every time you have to be at your best.”