Juan Mata took Arsenal’s win over Manchester United in the Premier League particularly hard on Sunday and took to his blog to vent the next day.
The entry reads as if he’s about to break some terrible news to his fans, which I guess, if you’re a United fan, is true.
The midfielder, who signed for the Red Devils from Chelsea in January 2014, described United’s performance as ‘unacceptable’ and ‘very bad’. Also, he believes the team were done for after we went 3-0 ahead so quickly, describing it as impossible to come back from. He’s not wrong.
“It’s not easy to write today and to find words of encouragement after a game like this, but we have to carry on,” he said.
“As you could see, everything went wrong in the first half. Before the game, our goal was to keep the top spot of the Premiership, but it wasn’t our day as we saw from the kick off. Arsenal started with more intensity, they scored very quickly and with no time for our reaction they scored the second goal.”
Mata continued, “Not even 10 minutes have passed and things were already looking very bad. A start like this from us is unacceptable; if we want to fight for big things we must learn the lesson as soon as possible. The only thing I can say is that we shouldn’t play a game like this again.
“When we were starting to react and move the ball, Alexis scored the third one. It’s not easy to beat Arsenal at their stadium, but when you lose 3-0 after the first 20 minutes then it’s almost impossible. From that moment we tried to stop them but we didn’t create chances, only a good one from Anthony right before half time.”
Mata urged his fans to continue supporting their team and promised they would come back from the defeat.
Just as United can’t let the loss get to them too much as we’re so early in the season, Arsenal fans need to be cautious about not getting too carried away.
Saying that, it’s hard not to get at least a little bit excited with the way our team is finally slotting together.