David Luiz accepts blame after his nightmare performance in Arsenal’s defeat to Manchester City

first_imgAdvertisement Comment David Luiz accepted the blame for Arsenal’s defeat to Manchester City (Sky Sports)David Luiz has accepted the blame for Arsenal’s defeat to Manchester City and admits he should have made an early decision over his contract situation with the Gunners.The 33-year-old, who was brought on as a first-half substitute for the injured Pablo Mari, was at fault for City’s opening goal as his inability to clear Kevin De Bruyne’s pass allowed Raheem Sterling to score from close range.But it got even worse for Luiz shortly after half-time as he gave away a penalty for bringing down Riyad Mahrez and was sent off in the 50th minute.De Bruyne converted the penalty to double City’s lead before a goal from Phil Foden wrapped up a 3-0 victory for Pep Guardiola’s side.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAfter the match, Luiz insisted on speaking to the media and took the blame for Arsenal’s defeat, whilst he also accepted that he was at fault for allowing his contract situation to run down as his current deal is due to expire at the end of June.‘It’s not the team’s fault. It was my fault,’ Luiz told Sky Sports. David Luiz was sent off in the second half of Arsenal’s defeat to Man City (Getty Images)‘I take the decision to play, I should take a decision in the last two months but I didn’t.‘Today, I think the team did well, especially after the 10 men.‘The coach [Mikel Arteta] is amazing, all the players did amazing, it was my fault.‘I should have taken a different decision in the last two months, and I didn’t. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 17 Jun 2020 11:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link504Sharescenter_img Advertisement David Luiz admits he’s been at fault for his contract situation at Arsenal (PA)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘It was all about my contract, if I stayed here or not. I have 14 more days maybe here, and that’s it, so today was my fault.‘A different decision to decide my future to decide as early as possibly but I didn’t.‘I don’t want to use that as an excuse, it’s my fault, that’s it.‘I love to be here, that’s why I continue to train hard, that’s why I came here today, that’s why I tried to do everything, that’s why I’m here [explaining], that’s why I said to the players, ‘nobody help me to speak’, it’s me, I have to show my face and be here.‘I want to stay. The coach knows, the coach wants me to stay, we are waiting for the decisions.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. David Luiz accepts blame after his nightmare performance in Arsenal’s defeat to Manchester Citylast_img read more

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James Kotei ready for huge Kaizer Chiefs expectations

first_imgGhanaian midfielder James Kotei says he is ready for the demands that will come with featuring for South Africa’s mist successful club.Kotei was unveiled on Tuesday as one of Kaizer Chiefs’ four new players for the coming season after he joined them in June after leaving Simba of Tanzania on a free transfer despite performances that got him the Midfielder of the Year accolade.Chiefs were strongly linked to him and were ultimately successful in their pursuit.Kotei spoke at the unveiling and stated that he was very sure of dealing with the pressure of playing for a top club like Chiefs.“It is a burden and a huge task that has been laid upon us the players. We have to redeem the image of this club. I learned that for the last four years, the team has not won a title.It is a our duty as players to work our hearts out and help the club.Obviously, there will be pressure but we do not have to let that get to us. We have to forget about that and everything and work hard. If we work hard, everything is possible.”Kotei will be wearing jersey number 5 for the Amakhosi and he may play a part in the Carling Black Label Cup on July 27 against rivals, Orlando Pirates.His Premier Soccer League campaign starts on August 4 away at Highlands Park.last_img read more

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