FA Cup minded Thomas Tuchel punished in the London derby
Kepa, who out-of-position, scrambled to save Jorginho’s miscued back-pass but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s composure ensures that Smith Rowe scored. Despite Jorginho’s mistake, Tuchel took the blame for his team selection.
Tuchel says, “You can say now, it’s an easy one to say, that this is a totally lucky win and nobody can argue with that, because it’s not a deserved win for Arsenal,” .
“But I don’t want to go there because … we all lacked concentration today. We lacked focus. That is very unusual,” he added.
However, Tuchel admits he was banking on weekends FA cup final against Leicester when he picked his squad.
“And maybe I gave some signals to the team with changes that Saturday is on my mind,” Tuchel admitted.
The German added, “Even if it’s one percent or five percent, this is not how we approach things, because you get punished. It’s hard to swallow, hard to accept, but there’s no other way.”
On the Jorginho’s back pass, the former PSG coach felt it would have been treated otherwise. He explains that despite the mistake, his team was not in the field with the same energy all the same.
Thomas explains, “Of course, and maybe, I don’t know if we should have got a penalty for handball in front of the line to save a clear goal.”
Besides, Tuchel claims the incident was not checked by the VAR.
“But in the end, we were not on the pitch with the same energy. Not easy to come up with big intensity with same passing.”
“We were not sharp enough, not with same energy, hunger, attitude, and like we used to play. And so it’s on us. It was totally unnecessary but it’s the reality,” he concluded.
- English Premier League
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
- Thomas Tuchel
- Livescore (livescore)
- Match highlights
Subscribe and receive the latest news
UEFA EURO 2020 REVIEW | Matchday 1 Round-Up! | THE GOAL POST
Dana is back with a new episode of the Goal Post. She will review the games of Euro 2020 Round 1. Group F – no one competes This is the toughest group in Euro 2020. Keep in mind that there are three teams that can win the Euro 2020. Germany, Portugal and France play together
ERIKSEN’S UPDATE, Martial’s Transfer News & Many More! | OFF THE PITCH
Dana is back with a new episode of the “Off the pitch”. She will preview the latest rumors in European football world. Curious case of Ericksen The Dannish legendary player collapsed on the pitch against FInland. It was the biggest turning point for the player in career. He could not breathe for a