Fabregas: When you’re a professional you cannot concede such a penalty
Written by Renzo on January 8, 2011 17:05
Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas was bitterly disappointed with the way the Gunners played this afternoon and for adding yet another fixture to a busy January.
Speaking to ITV immediately after the 1-1 draw at home against Leeds United, the captain explained it was a very difficult game with Arsenal not having the best of starts and slowly allowing the visitors to build their confidence. About Denilson’s penalty, the 23-year old added how a professional footballer should never commit such a penalty which made it easy for Leeds to take the lead.
The midfield came on in the 69th minute and with the help of Theo Walcott made sure to force a replay by which will be played on January the 18th at Elland Road.
Asked about the last part of the game, Fabregas said the Gunners put a lot of pressure on the away side and were rewarded for their efforts adding how the Gunners are taking all competitions seriously and how they will give it all when they travel to Leeds to play in a very difficult place against a very difficult team.
After the game, Fabregas said:
It was a very difficult game, we started too sloppy, we didn’t pass the ball well and quick enough and they got confidence by that. They scored from a penalty that at this stage when you’re a professional footballer you cannot do this type of penalty, so easy for them.
But we managed in the last 30 minutes to put a very good performance, putting them under a lot of pressure, their goalkeeper was fantastic [but] now we have to go Leeds and play our hearts there.
We want to be in all competitions, we knew that had he won we would have had a week off after West Ham but now we have to play football, we like it, it’s a nice competition against a good team [but] it will be a very difficult place and need to be at our best to beat them.