Arsenal came back from a goal down to beat Everton at the Emirates last night. Everton, however, took the lead through a goal that shouldn’t have stood which clearly left the Arsenal team and fans furious at half time.
After the game, Everton’s manger David Moyes suggested that Fabregas should have seen a red for using foul mouthed words as the teams were heading for the break.
In this regard, Fabregas has come out and given his side of the story.
Fabregas clarified that he respects all the match officials as their job is very difficult but admitted that he was upset at half time like the rest of the Arsenal fans as a result of going down to a goal that looked offside, against a good Everton side. He explained how players from both sides were saying things and that is part and parcel of football. He added that being passionate about his club and wanting to win every match, many things can be said in the heat of the moment.
Fabregas concluded by saying that nothing serious happened as the officials also haven’t included anything in their report and that he just wants to focus on the next game against Newcastle on Saturday.
“There has been much talk about me saying things to the officials at half-time on Tuesday night. All I can say is that I have respect for all match officials. Their job is a very difficult one and their decisions are final.
Yes, I was upset at half-time. So too were about 60,000 Arsenal supporters in the stadium. We were one-nil down against a very good Everton side to a goal which we felt was offside. Of course I am going to be upset. Players from both sides were saying things as we came off the pitch, and this always happens in football.
I’m passionate about this Club and like all the players want to win every single match, so many things are said in the heat of the moment.
Clearly the officials feel that nothing serious happened, as I understand the referee has not included anything in his match report.
I just want to focus on our next match, which is another big challenge at Newcastle on Saturday.”