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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Jose Mourinho only interested in football after videos of him are released

first_img “I’m going to treat your bosses the same way they treat me. No respect, no respect. “And I’m not speaking about football. Football I’m ready to accept any kind of criticism, even the stupid ones. “Private life and stupid things that you bring to light, I don’t like it. So we go to a different level of professional relationship.” The footage shows Mourinho being unhappy with the approach of the teenagers. A Chelsea spokesperson said: “We’ve noted the two recent stories concerning Jose being filmed on mobile phones. “While Jose understands the laws pertaining to filming in public places, the two teenagers in question followed him from his home for 20 minutes and constantly interrupted a private phone call, which he and the club believes goes beyond the grounds of reasonable behaviour. “Jose has always spoken warmly of the public reception he receives in London, but both Jose and the club consider these last two instances as overly intrusive. “We also note the allegation of intimidation in those stories, which Jose strongly refutes and which his legal representatives will continue to monitor closely.” Press Association The 52-year-old Portuguese is frustrated that phone camera footage of two teenagers following him through west London – something Chelsea described as “overly intrusive” – was widely reported this week. “You don’t get from me good and funny headlines,” Mourinho said at his media conference ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash at West Ham. The Premier League champions sit 12th in the table after nine games, having belatedly recorded a third win by beating Aston Villa last Saturday. That was followed by a goalless Champions League draw at Dynamo Kiev, but Mourinho is uncertain if Chelsea are now climbing from their lowest point of the season. “I don’t know. I just know that the team was always together, the players were always together,” Mourinho added. “The players were man enough to assume responsibility and to say even publicly some of them that they were feeling responsibilities in their individual poor start. “Statistics are very clear for us. As an example, we conceded six goals as a consequence of isolated individual mistakes. “But the team was always together. We’ve got two important results, three points in the Premier League after two matches without a victory and against a direct rival for qualification in the Champions League (Dynamo) we got a point away and the chance in 15 days to play against them. “The mood improves with results and people are happy.” Eden Hazard, Chelsea’s leading performer last term, was dropped against Villa, but returned to the starting XI in Ukraine. Mourinho declined to say if the Belgium playmaker would start at Upton Park, but merely spoke about his contribution at Dynamo after demanding an improved work ethic. “I don’t know (if Hazard will start),” said Mourinho, who has the same squad as he had for Tuesday’s game, so Pedro and Loic Remy remain out. “He played the last match and played for 90 minutes and he was part of the compact team that kept that clean sheet. “I’m happy with his contribution against Dynamo and that’s it.” West Ham have made a fine start to sit fourth under Slaven Bilic, a manager Mourinho admires. “As a coach, I like (him) a lot,” Mourinho added. “Since the Croatian national team period to Besiktas and now to West Ham, I have a very good image, idea, about him. “As a person, I don’t know him very well, but I have the feeling that we could be friends.” Despite the troubled start to the season, Mourinho insists Chelsea are “not afraid to lose”. “Premier League is 38 matches, lots of points. You lose today, you try to win tomorrow,” he added. “At this moment in the Premier League we are not afraid to lose matches. We are going to play normal.” Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has vowed to focus on football after taking exception to media reporting of two incidents on a London street.last_img read more

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