Coach Mikel Arteta’s motivation became the stepping stone to a come-from-behind victory.
Arsenal won 4-2 against Aston Villa in the 24th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Villa Park in Birmingham, England on the 18th at 9:30 pm (Korean time). With three points, Arsenal climbed back to first place in the league, and the gap with Manchester City in second place widened to two points.
Contrary to the score, Arsenal played a difficult game. Oli Watkins conceded and was pulled early in the first half, Bukayo Saka’s equaliser but Philippe Coutinho scored one more goal. The first half ended 1-2.
Arsenal needed a win. It was Arsenal, which had 1 draw and 2 losses in 3 league matches before the match against Villa. In particular, it was painful to lose in the match against Everton, which is at the bottom of the league, and Manchester City, the rival for the title. In order to change the atmosphere of the team, of course, in order to continue the championship competition, we had to win. The atmosphere of the team could not have been good in a situation where halftime was reached with the lead given away. 카지노
What changed the atmosphere was Arteta’s ‘locker room talk’. The British ‘Sports Bible’ highlighted Arteta’s words, saying that he revealed what he said in the locker room at halftime to motivate the players.
In an interview with Britain’s ‘Talk Sports’ after the game, Arteta said: “At half-time I said to them, ‘What I said a few days ago wasn’t because I thought it was different, it was something you guys had to do. And the moment is now. ‘It’s 45 minutes later,’ and the players reacted to my words.”
Then, when asked if he had told the players that they had to win, Arteta replied, “I said now, now now. The players looked at each other.”
Afterwards, Arsenal scored three goals in the second half alone. Oleksandr Zinchenko equalized, and Jorginho’s dramatic come-from-behind goal in the second half added time. Afterwards, Gabriel Martinelli added another goal as Villa emptied the back space and goal.
Arsenal will now travel to Leicester next weekend, before meeting Everton at home. It has become important to continue the atmosphere of the villa battle.