1Leah Williamson has admitted that Arsenal are ‘pi**ed off’ after losing to Manchester City on penalties in the Conti Cup final on Saturday.
Going into the match with a host of injuries that have really taken a chunk out of the Gunner’s imperious start to the season, winning this cup final was always going to be a huge ask for Joe Montemurro’s side against such a good City team.
To get it as far as penalties, especially when the majority of the side looked dead on their feet during extra time, was something of an achievement. But this side is better than one that just wants a decent performance. They want trophies.
“We’re pi**ed off now, and we want to go and win something,” said Leah Williamson after the match. “The league is our sole focus now. We will give absolutely everything, and if you want an idea of the character we have in the team, the resilience and what it means to be Arsenal – we’ve got players here who know that.”
Arsenal lost the shoot-out 4-2 and Williamson saw her penalty saved. “It’s almost comical how much has gone against us in terms of injuries,” Williamson added. “It’s hard to take. Maybe that was all we deserved from the game in the end: a shot at penalties.
“Nobody wants to be the person that misses and today that was me, so my initial thoughts are that I’m upset because I don’t miss. You play so hard and then suddenly you can’t pass the ball into the back of the net from 12 yards.”
Coverage of the cup final on Sunday in the national papers was nothing short of a disgrace.
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