The London club failed in a meeting with Liverpool. Mikel Arteta takes the blame for the defeat on himself. The coach admitted that he expected a completely different scenario in this meeting.
They made the right decisions, and we didn’t. My fault. Should have set up the team differently. Liverpool were great today. Congratulations to them. They showed the difference between the two teams. When they play at this level, the gap is very high.
I will not make excuses for the absence of five or six players. The standards in our club are much higher. There was no foundation today. Purely technical problems. We gave every ball, we couldn’t even make three passes. If you play like this against an opponent of the level of Liverpool, you will be punished.
I’m in shock now. I did not expect this, as I saw the training of the team. We received a challenge, and the challenge provides an opportunity “, – summed up Arteta.