Cesar Azpilicueta refuses accountable the referee after Chelsea’s FA Cup closing defeat by Arsenal
‘Now we have to take a look at ourselves – we dropped our stage’: Cesar Azpilicueta refuses accountable the referee after Chelsea’s FA Cup closing defeat by rivals Arsenal at Wembley
- Cesar Azpilicueta refused accountable the referee for Chelsea’s FA Cup closing defeat
- The Blues captain gave a penalty away whereas Mateo Kovacic was harshly despatched off
- He admitted that his aspect dropped their stage as they had been overwhelmed by Arsenal
- The Spaniard was compelled off with a hamstring damage simply earlier than half-time
The official harshly gave Mateo Kovacic a second yellow card within the 73rd minute and left the Blues with an uphill job of overturning a 2-1 deficit with simply over 15 minutes remaining.
Christian Pulisic had given Frank Lampard‘s aspect an early lead however Azpilicueta conceded a penalty after dragging again Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The striker transformed the spot-kick earlier than scoring the winner mid-way by way of the second half.
Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta refused accountable the referee for his or her FA Cup closing defeat
Anthony Taylor awarded the Gunners a penalty earlier than harshly sending off Mateo Kovacic
The Blues’ skipper was compelled to look at a lot of the sport from the sidelines after he went off with a hamstring damage simply earlier than half-time.
Whereas the large calls went towards his aspect, Azpilicueta insisted he and his team-mates solely had themselves accountable.
‘A variety of instances there have been 50-50’s (that went Arsenal’s means) and we had the identical in 2017 – however we’ve got to look additional than this,’ Azpilicueta instructed chelseafc.com.
The Spaniard mentioned his aspect have to take a look at themselves after dropping from their standard stage
‘Now we have to take a look at ourselves. We all know two weeks in the past once we performed towards Man United (within the semi-final), we actually managed it.
‘It is painful and a tricky one to take. Clearly once you lose a closing, it is all the time painful.
‘We began the sport effectively and scored an early objective which usually provides a confidence to construct on however we did not capitalise on it.
‘We dropped our stage just a little bit and we had been punished.’