March 1, 2021

My News on Point

Daily News Update From Top News Blog Around The World | Your News on The Go

Marcelo Bielsa pays huge compliment to Mikel Arteta after Arsenal beat Leeds United

2 min read

Marcelo Bielsa admits Leeds United struggled in their defeat to Arsenal (Reuters)

Marcelo Bielsa has praised Mikel Arteta following Arsenal’s 4-2 win over Leeds United on Sunday.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a hat-trick for the Gunners, while Hector Bellerin also found the net in a comprehensive win for the Gunners.

The win has lifted Arsenal into 10th spot in the Premier League, while Arteta’s side are only six points behind fourth-placed Liverpool.

And following Arsenal’s latest victory, Bielsa has complemented Arteta on his preparations for his side’s game against Leeds.

‘In the first half we should have prevented them scoring three goals,’ Bielsa told BBC Sport.

‘If we were more organised in possession we could have had a different result.

Marcelo Bielsa says Mikel Arteta prepared for the game better than he did (Reuters)

‘In the second half we shortened the margin with two goals but conceded the fourth goal and we had chances to score the third which means the ending of the game could have been different.

‘We couldn’t pressure their build-up and we could not avoid their pressure when we were trying to build from the back.

‘You could see it clearly the opposing manager prepared the game a lot better than I did.

‘Because we knew what we had to avoid so they would not circulate the ball so comfortably and prepared ourselves to do it but could not avoid it. We did not manage to bring the ball from our half to their half.

‘There were three actions that could have deserved a goal and when the difference is only one goal anything is possible. Anyway we did not manage to score the third goal and this option was lost.’

Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For more stories like this, check our sport page.

Source link

Facebook Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *