Arteta, like Pep: complained about Turf Moor’s lawn

first_imgMikel Arteta did not live an easy afternoon in Turf Moor. Arsenal faced Burnley in a game that ended with tables (0-0) and in which the gunners were not able to convert their chances to win against the clarets.Those of Sam Dyche applied their usual game and also complicated Arsenal a lot in order to perform theirs. Those of Lancashire, aware of the association football of those of Arteta, were also ready in the other football leaving the long grass without watering to bother as much as possible their rivals in North London. Mikel Arteta was until a few weeks ago in Pep Guardiola staff in Manchester City. Both try to have their teams play in an associative way and with short, short and fast passes for what suits them a short and well watered lawn. In Spain, Germany and England, Pep Guardiola has focused on the grass several times when the rest of the teams have used this tactic to prevent them from developing their game comfortably. “They put the grass high to harm us and in the end it hurts them. We depend a lot on the state of the grass and sometimes you can not do more. What needs to be done is to adapt and not complain, “Guardiola said when training Barcelona after winning 1-4 to Zaragoza in La Romareda in 2012. He also pointed out this factor on other occasions by directing Bayern or the City as when he came to Calderón with those from Munich to play the Champions League in 2018 (“We came to adapt to get a good result for Munich”) or when last season we had to face Tottenham in Wembley two days after an NFL game was played on the lawn of the capital’s stadium The coach, as Arteta did, has always discussed the use of this tactic but has urged his own to adapt. Europe is complicatedArsenal has just 31 points so far this season (6 wins, 13 draws and 6 losses) and sees its participation in European competitions getting complicated. The gunners are six points from European positions and 10 from the first place that entitles Champions League. Liverpool, the great dominator of the competition, has more than double points than those in North London. Mr. Arsenal complained about Turf Moor’s pitch at a press conference. “The grass was high and they did not water. Obviously, this does not help us to play football,” he said.. In addition, Arteta recognized that it was something that was expected and tried to work previously in a similar situation. “I didn’t water the field during yesterday’s training. I knew this would happen but that hasn’t made it easier to play here,” he acknowledged.Even so, the coach did not want the turf to become an excuse to justify the zero draw of his against Dyche, who recognized a good approach. “This is their game. They know how to do very well what they do. It’s their strong point, they can do it and you have to know how to adapt. In some moments we adapted and in others it was not a matter of grass, it was a quality issue, “said the Basque. last_img

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