Pogba apologises for penalty concession
Paul speaks openly and honestly about his role in Arsenal's penalty, during this candid interview...
What did you make of the performance? It was the opposite of the Champions League game [against RB Leipzig] where we were good, aggressive with the ball. We were dangerous. Today I think we weren’t dangerous enough to win the game. Today I think details made us lose the game. My mistake, I shouldn’t do that. I have to be better in the box defensively. When you run forward and back, a player runs behind you. When you get in the box, you have to be… not more clever – in French, the word is lucid. I don’t know the word in English but I have to be fresher in the box, on my feet. Details made us lose the game and we have to be better. We have to do better with the ball because we weren’t dangerous with the ball today. We didn’t create chances as we should and we didn’t win at home. That’s what we need to do. We need to win at home, you know? Same system as against Leipzig, but not the same performance? Yeah if I had the answer, I would tell you. We have to work on this and we have to find out. We have to change that, how we can be unbelievable one game then bad the next game. We can’t score five goals one game and then none the next. You have to be more consistent. We have to work on this, we have to work hard. Details today. I put my hands up for this mistake, it shouldn’t happen. Of course the team has my back and everything but me personally I’m just hating myself to give away a penalty and lose the game 1-0 for a stupid mistake. After that, with the ball we didn’t create a lot of chances. Was it a case you didn’t see him? Did he surprise you? I thought I would touch the ball before him. He just came out and touched the ball before me. After that I knew I was too late. It wasn’t a tackle really. Like I said, I have to be fresher on this. It was clever, he came in front of me and I touched him a little bit. And this little bit made us lose this game today. We weren’t good enough with the ball so we have to work on this and find out why. We can’t win at home but 10 in a row away. We’re struggling here, why? We have to be more consistent, home and away. That’s how we’re going to win leagues, how we’re going to be at the top, how we’re going to improve. By winning, by being more clever. By being I would say cheeky. The centre-backs kick us, they kick the strikers and everything. The referee didn’t give a foul but you have to work on this part and maybe be a bit more cheeky. We have to improve and learn from these mistakes today. It’s eating myself obviously. We have to be better than that.