Saturday, June 12, 2010

Abou Diaby and Bacary Sagna voice their dissapointment after draw

Two of Arsenal fc's representatives at the 2010 World Cup Abou Diaby and Bacary Sagna showed their critics what stuff they were actually made of, the duo produced an impressive performance for their nation (France), yesterday against South American side Uruguay in a hugely dissapointing affair.

Arsenal's versatile right-back Bacary Sagna survived a late scare in the 81st minute, after a malicious tackle from Uruguay's midfielder Lodeiro, who was deservedly sent off after picking a second yellow card during the frosty affair. The defender, although defensively inclined occasionally did what I haven't seen him do for quite sometime now. He was a mile better than Patrice Evra, who atimes appeared passive and I must say, was more than happy to see the hardworking Sagna present the threat from the wings.
Speaking to reporters after the match the 27-year-old said: "They (Uruguay) posed some offensive concerns to us during the match,"
He continued. "They have played enough together as a team.
"We did not score a single goal which would have made the difference. We must continue on the same track. We won't let it get to our heads."

Echoing the words of his counterpart Abou Diaby, who was undoubtedly the man of the match and propeller that powered France' fragile-looking attack yesterday, believes they didn't create enough chances to win and admits it would have been lovely to win his first match on the big stage: "We did not create many chances and it is true that we missed decisive chances.
I tried to do my job but I wish we won this game. There was an opportunity to win. In terms of the game as a whole it was not bad but it is the finish that matters.

"It was my first match in a World Cup but I stayed focused."

Yesterday's stalemate means that all four teams in Group A have a realistic chance of making it past the first round after Mexico and the host' South Africa shared the spoils in an earlier encounter.