Arsenal ‘took Their Probabilities And We Failed To’ Says Palace Boss Patrick Vieira

Patrick Vieira has had his say on Crystal Palace’s disappointing defeat against Arsenal within the Premier League’s Friday night time opener at Selhurst Park.


Despite matching the Gunners in a aggravating and exciting first recreation of the season, it was the site visitors who commenced the brighter. After 20 minutes, Mikel Arteta’s facet have been in the front when Gabriel Martinelli heading in from close range with new signing Oleksandr Zinchenko getting the help.

Palace commenced to discover their feet later in the first-half and Odsonne Edouard came near levelling matters up when his header pressured a store from Aaron Ramsdale. The Gunners goalkeeper was alert again inside the 2d-half of, denying Eberechi Eze after a tremendous via ball from Wilfried Zaha.

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Palace persevered to position the strain on but hopes of rescuing a factor have been crushed whilst Marc Guehi turned in Bukayo Saka’s pushed go into his own net with five mins closing. In the end, Palace’s defeat came down to one easy thing.

“The difference among the 2 teams is that they scored the ones goals, and we created two simply right chances to attain. We were in a clearly properly period inside the 2nd-1/2 and we didn’t take our chances,” Vieira informed Sky Sports publish-in shape.

“Of path I’m disappointed, because I thought we should rating a couple of goals nowadays even though we didn’t create very lots, but they took their probabilities and we didn’t. But football is ready seeking to rating dreams. We had been gambling against a great facet. We had possibilities in each halves and we didn’t take it – in the game you get punished virtually tough.”

Vieira added: “It is surely hard to manipulate the game when you play against a crew that has a lot first-class technically. They had a genuinely excellent period within the first 15 to twenty minutes. I think after that we had the ball, we had situations but we didn’t create very tons.

“In games like that there may be a key second, and in the ones key moments we didn’t rating that intention to raise the crowd and to build even extra that momentum. This is some thing that we should paintings on.”

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