Mikel Arteta angry with the players after the defeat against West Ham: I warned them



by SEAD DEDOVIC

Mikel Arteta angry with the players after the defeat against West Ham: I warned them
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Although Mikel Arteta has emphasized many times so far how important the match against West Ham is, regardless of whether it is the Carabao Cup, it seems that his players did not take the warnings seriously. The Spaniard emphasized to them many times that every match is important, as well as the trophy, but the individuals obviously could not motivate themselves enough for such a match.

I’m very disappointed with the result and the performance, and I’m responsible for that,’ Arteta said. ‘I tried to warn them for 48 hours that today was about how you’re going to compete in these games, and in the Carabao Cup away from home, we haven’t done that well enough.'

The Spanish expert believes that defeats can bring a lot. As number 1: You can understand where you are in a given moment. In addition, there is a lot they can learn from this match and change in the next one. ‘Obviously, the game started pretty well for us, we had total control, but the goal changes a lot of things, and even though I didn’t think it was a goal, it’s not an excuse for the rest of the performance.

For sure, we have to use the pain that we’ve felt today to make sure that we’re on our best again on Saturday because that’s what’s going to be required to win. But it’s also a good experience to feel the pain and when we’re not at our best, the performance has to be very different compete and to earn the right to win the game.’

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Arteta believes that this is not the main reason why they were defeated. ‘Obviously there are different players that bring something different to the table but it’s not about that, it’s about a lot of simple things that we didn’t do well at all today.

Some of them were competing, some were duels, 50-50s, but a lot of giveaways we have in areas that we didn’t allow us in any moment to be a threat in the final third and that’s something we have to improve dramatically from today.’ Source: METRO

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