The difficulties that arose during matches of preparation are confirmed in the championship. David Luiz has had a night nightmare Wednesday when the defeat of Arsenal on the pitch of Manchester City (3-0), for which he is responsible. Entered the game in the first period, the former Parisian has caused the first two goals from the opposing and even expel in the 50th minute for the foul on Riyad Mahrez, at the origin of the penalty of the Cityzens. Very class, it is presented in front of the microphones of Sky Sport at the end of the meeting to assume its errors and to explain the big doubts concerning its future.
“This is not the fault of the team, it is mine”
“It is very simple, this is not the fault of the team, it is mine, he confided. I made the decision to play. I could have taken a different decision in the past two months but I have not done it. Today, I think the team played well, especially when she found herself 10. The coach and the players are great, this is all my fault.”
Taken aback by the mention of this “decision”, the journalist asked him what it was. “I would have had to take another decision in the past two months but I have not done it, he repeated. It is the matter of my contract to find out if I stay here or not. I still have 14 days to be here and that’s all. Today, it was my fault.”
But what other decision could he had to take exactly? “A different decision to decide my future, as soon as possible but I have not done it,” he replied, remaining vague as his contract at Arsenal expires on June 30, but that he has had a year option. “I don’t want to use it as an excuse, sweep-t-it. This is my fault and that’s all.”
“I want to stay”
“I love being here and that’s why I’m still training hard, I came in today and I’m trying to do all I can, it is for this reason that I stand before you,” he concludes. This is also why I told the players not to go to express themselves, it was up to me to do it and show my head. I want to stay, the coach (Mikel Arteta, editor’s note) knows this and wants me to rest, so we are waiting for the decision.”