Xhaka: ‘We don’t deserve the Champions League, we need people with balls to play here’ – England

Arsenal midfielder comes under heavy criticism after defeat could wipe out his millionaire league presence

Granit Xhaka was the voice of disappointment but also, as Arsenal team captain, spoke openly and harshly about the Gunners’ management. For the Swiss, men of courage are lacking. “If someone is not ready for the game, then stay home. It’s as simple as that. You can be 30 or 35, you can be 10 or you can be 18. If you you’re not ready and you’re nervous, stay on the bench, stay at home. Don’t come here. We need people with the balls to play here,” he told Sky Sports afterward. the departure of the Londoners (2-0) in Newcastle, which leaves the rival of Tottenham. leading in the fight for a Champions League place next season and at a time when there is only one game left in the Premier League.

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Xhaka was a starter and showed his displeasure with what he saw at St. James’s Park. “It’s hard to find the right words. From the first minute to the 90th, we didn’t deserve to be on the pitch. I can’t explain why. We didn’t stick to the game plan, we didn’t “We didn’t listen to the coach. What happened is a disastrous performance. Champions League or even Europa League. It’s very difficult to accept at the moment,” stressed the 29-year-old, who in is in his sixth season at Arsenal and which saw Odegaard come on with the Gunners armband initially.

Spurs are in fourth place, last in the millionaires’ league, with 68 points, compared to Arsenal’s 66.

By Flavio Miguel Silva

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