Most players content themselves with a general comment about the opposition, but Rosicky is adamant on this point.
"We have been very unhappy," Rosicky told the Observer of the points dropped over the past two games. "That wasn't us against Middlesbrough, we wanted to play something else and that wasn't our football. We played too many long balls. Sometimes I had the feeling that we were hiding. It was poor and we deserved to lose.
"They played aggressive against us, yes, but we know how to play against those kinds of teams. We did it at the start of the season but this time we couldn't respond. Now our response will come on Sunday."