Zajec ready for Gunners
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Portsmouth boss Velimir Zajec is calling for more of the same against Arsenal.Portsmouth boss Velimir Zajec is calling for more of the same when his troops travel to Highbury on Saturday.
Zajec was pleased with his team's display last weekend when Pompey were only undone by a Wayne Rooney double at Manchester United.
Pompey had produced a spirited second half display at Old Trafford and Zajec wants that to continue against reigning Premiership champions Arsenal.
"Against Manchester, I think we played good," Zajec told Sky Sports News. "The players responded very good.
"We had the same level of possession as Manchester and it showed that we could play with a good team.
"The players don't have a complex so they will play the same way and I hope we will get the result.
"Arsenal is Arsenal. They always have so many players. They are one of the biggest teams in Europe so I don't expect we will have an easier game.
"It's nice to play against such a team. It's a big challenge for us. We are proud to be going to the stadium and, for sure, we will try and show we are also a good team."
Zajec also backed striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni and goalkeeper Kostas Chalkias, who was signed in January, to deliver big performances in the capital.
He added: "Yak is one of our best attackers so he is always very important. I hope he will be serious like always and that he will have more chances.
"Chalkias is okay. In Manchester he shows he has more confidence. He is coming into The Premiership and he is okay."