Hector Bellerin has admitted that Arsenal weren’t ready for the first half at Anfield in what can only be described as the most infuriating comments I’ve read post match.
Speaking before the game, Arsene Wenger said that Arsenal would ‘go for it’ at Anfield. But now, after the game, Bellerin has said that they should have gone for it.
Seriously. What is the problem here? How can professional elite athletes, whose sole job is to turn up and play a football match – for the first time in almost two weeks – not be ‘ready’?
“We’re very frustrated with how the game went,” Bellerin said. It’s not clear why they’re ‘frustrated’ as it was the most inevitable thing in football. If he wants to know ’frustration,’ he should try being a football fan who pays money to watch this nonsense every week and listen to the same pathetic excuses afterwards.
“After the tough weeks we’ve had, the team should have gone onto the pitch, motivated and ready from the start.” Yes, Hector, they should have. But they didn’t. Again.
“In the first half it didn’t feel like we were ready [ARE YOU F**KING KIDDING ME!] and then we went 2-0 down.
“We wanted to do everything. We got one goal back and had a chance to make it 2-2, but sometimes it’s too late.” Sometimes? SOMETIMES?!
“We just need to start the games better.” Genius.
“We need to realise that it’s just not the way to go,” Are you only realising that you need to realise this now? Not, you know, over the past six years or so as this has been happening?
“We need to push harder, to start the games with a better attitude and just go for it because we showed that when we go for it and want something, we can do it.” When did you show this? Against Chelsea in September? Is that your reference point here?
“It doesn’t matter about the other team, when we have the ball and push hard, we can score goals.” I’m pretty sure in a sport that involves two teams, the other team does matter. Especially when you decide they matter so little you’ll leave their best player in acres of space in the box. [cont below]
“It’s up to us to start the games with that desire, that motivation, and then we can get good results.”