Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta speaks after their Europa League round of 16 exit due to a penalty shoot-out defeat to Sporting Lisbon.
The two meetings in normal time were tied 3-3 on aggregate before a penalty shoot-out was won and the Portuguese side won 5-4 to advance to the next round.
“It’s a big disappointment. We want to go through to the next round. and fight for this Today we tried our best for 120 minutes and during the penalty shootout. But it’s not enough to take us to the next round. First of all I would like to congratulate Sporting Lisbon on qualifying. Back to look at our team We start with difficulty Of course, we lost Tomiyasu very early in the game. and followed by Saliba And it made us face difficulties in managing the team. We have a narrow choice of substitutions. And there are many people who can’t play all 90 minutes. But still in the game we can’t find the rhythm of the game. and move the game we want. We were too open, too slow and too few winning tackles. Losing the ball a lot, in the last 20 minutes we got our rhythm back. Entering the last area creates a chance to finish the score. But the door didn’t happen. The UFABET report
“In extra time Arteta think our team has shown an incredible pace of acceleration. And the state of mind that is determine on what day it is not very pleasing to us We had two big chances. But we can’t turn it into a victory. And when it comes to the penalty area It’s like a lottery that we have to win. And in the end, we didn’t go any further.
“We are all disappointed with the result. And we’ll come see for ourselves. There are things we need to do better. There’s a lot more needed to be a winner. We’re left with 11 games that need total concentration. We all have the same goal. Starting with the game against Crystal Palace, prepare yourself physically and mentally for the game to come.”