Green delighted with Arsenal result

After expending his energy putting in a heroic display and keeping a clean sheet away at Arsenal on Saturday, Robert Green took it easy and enjoyed a laid-back evening.

"I didn't get to watch Match of the Day," he said. "Actually, I had a quiet night at the cinema instead!

"It was a great afternoon, though, I enjoyed the performance and it was a fantastic achievement to win against one of the top clubs in the Premiership.

"Obviously it was pleasing to play my part, and great to celebrate with the fans at the end, but we played Middlesbrough the week before and I didn't have a lot to do as we won 2-0 so, in that respect, it was just as vital for the team.

"A clean sheet is a clean sheet, and you get rewarded in the same way however you play as an individual. The main thing is that the team gets the result, and that is what I was happiest about on Saturday."

Rob admitted the groundwork for last week's impressive win began up at Ewood Park last month.

"The game against Blackburn probably turned the tide for us a few weeks ago," he said. "We got a bit of luck that day and were perhaps a bit fortunate to get the win, and that led to the confidence we showed against Middlesbrough.

"That gave us a base to go to Arsenal with, and we were again fortunate in that they didn't really have their shooting boots on. I'm sure if they played that game again, they would score goals, but the fact is we kept them out, and that has given everyone another huge boost."

With an all-important trip to Bramall Lane lying in wait this weekend, Rob said: "It's a massive game, for both sides. We're going into it with confidence, on the back of three successive wins that has given us momentum, and that is a great feeling.

"Saying that, we know it isn't going to be easy, and it will take another big performance to get the result we need. They will be up for it and there is a lot at stake for both clubs.

"Every time I've played at Bramall Lane it's been a tight game, often with only goal in it, and I'm sure it will be another close encounter on this occasion.

"It will be a different type of challenge to the Arsenal game, but it's still three points up for grabs, and although there is still five more matches to play after Saturday, it could be a chance to drag ourselves out of the bottom three."

Look out for more from Rob on WHUTV later this week.