Thursday, April 15, 2010

Match Reactions [Wenger v Redknapp]

What happened yesterday? I don't know about you, but sincerely I have
braced myself for another season without a trophy.

It is difficult to believe that our title credentials were dented by
our hated rival [Tottenham]. I was actually contemplating whether an
headline with the caption 'Depleted Spurs beat lazy Gunners' would
have conveyed the message to those Gooners who weren't priviledged to
watch another unconvincing performance from our beloved team - anyway,
what is there to play for? An automatic Champions League spot is still
open to vie for.

Below are a few utterances made by the managers of both teams after
the match at White Hart Lane.

Arsene Wenger: "We lost a game we couldn't afford to lose in the title
race. That shows that we're not mature enough because you can't afford
to lose this type of game if you want to win the Championship.

"There's too much to do now. We're very unlikely now to win the
Championship. We'll continue to fight but even a point wasn't enough
against Tottenham - we needed three points," Wenger concluded.

Harry Redknapp [Tottenham's coach] was very pleased with his team's
performance, he referred to the win as a product of hardwork and
determination: "It was a real London derby, very competitive and
played in a good spirit," Harry said triumphantly.

"We worked very hard and lifted ourselves after a difficult day on
Sunday. To come out and turn in a performance like that was great.
Arsenal were the perfect game for us to play, the crowd were really
passionate and got behind us.

"We knew the importance of the game and that if we won we still have a
big chance of fourth.
The players responded with a fabolous performance."