The Emirates Stadium
14/03/2021 4:30 pm
Referee: Michael Oliver
|Odegaard (44), Lacazette (pen 64)||Lamela (33)|
|Smith Rowe||77||Son Heung-Min||19|
“First half we were poor, 1-1 is not a reflection of what happened on the pitch. They were more intense, aggressive, moving the ball better than us. In the second half we recovered control of the game. In our good moments we made changes to try to win the game and when the game was there to be played, the referee made a wrong decision, the VAR confirmed the wrong decision from the referee. And then at 2-1 it was time for the team to step up and show a good reaction to get an equaliser, but I cannot say much more than this.”
“Trying to be honest and pragmatic: the first half was their half. The second half: Michael Oliver and Paul Tierney, the VAR. They decided the game.”
The debates and criticisms will continue, just as it seemed we had turned a corner.