Alexandre Lacazette spoke to Sky Sports after the final whistle following Arsenal’s win over Tottenham, saying the win was for the team but also the fans, who they missed in the stadium.
Arsenal dominated the game from the start until Erik Lamela was finally sent off, given a second yellow for a straight red arm across Kieran Tierney’s face when he should have already had at least four yellows for kicking out at players and some awful ‘challenges’.
Unsurprisingly, because that’s how these things go, Spurs took the lead through the little toerag as he ensured like so many Spurs ‘heroes’ who went before him, his career highlight will be a goal against Arsenal and nothing else.
Lacazette stepped up from the spot to give Arsenal all three points after he had been fouled and Martin Odegaard scored for the second game in a row to draw things level.
🗣️ "We wanted to win for the fans even if we miss them in the stadium"
Alexandre Lacazette was thrilled to see Arsenal hand on in the North London Derby pic.twitter.com/JBvyJSA1s7
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“It’s amazing we wanted to win this game for us, for the team and as well for the fans,” Laca said. “We missed them today in the stadium but it was really important for us to win the derby.
“It was really stressful [watching from the bench after he was subbed off] because this is our problem when we are winning, we have some problems to manage the game at the end, even 11 against 10, this is where we have to improve a lot.
“In the end, we won.”
Yes. Yes we did.