Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

“I never intended to injure the keeper”: Maupay

Football News

"I never intended to injure the keeper": Maupay

Leno was furious with Maupay after he landed awkwardly during the first half after a collision between the pair and was seen shouting at the Frenchman as he was being carried off the field on a stretcher.

Neal Maupay accused Arsenal of “lacking modesty” and claimed they had accomplished what they deserved in their 2-1 defeat at Brighton, with the Seagulls striker claiming he was not to blame for Bernd Leno ‘s injury.

Replays showed that the Brighton forward had barged Leno in the air, which meant that he was off-balance when he planted his right leg into the turf and suffered what seemed to be a serious injury.

To add insult to the injury of Arsenal, Maupay would go on to score the winner in stoppage time, with several Gunners players then watching the full-time whistle remonstrating with the Frenchman.

The former Brentford forward, speaking after the game, revealed that at the break he went to the Arsenal dressing room to apologize for the incident involving Leno, which he stressed was unintentional.

He was, however, left less than impressed with the Gunners’ behavior on the pitch. He said to BT Sport: “At half-time, I went to apologize to manager Mikel Arteta. I never intended to injure the keeper. I leaped to the goal. I apologize to the team, and also to him (Leno). I was through a bad injury, it’s really hard.”

The frustrations of Arsenal were in sharp contrast to the jubilant Brighton players who celebrated their first Premier League win in 2020 – a result that gave a real boost to their hopes for survival.

“I’m so happy because this is our first win this new year. It’s been the last few months the team has worked,” Maupay added.

Written By

A part-time content writer. Here to learn & explore the content world. Sucker of Coffee & Cupcakes. Die-Heart Fan of Creativity.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Newsletter FREE !

You May Also Like

Match Updates

Real Madrid advanced to the Champions League quarterfinals by crushing Atalanta 3-1 (1-0) in a replay on Tuesday at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium...

Football News

Bayern Munich’s new away kit for the coming season has been announced, with the German champions going for an eye-catching black and gold look...

Football News

In Arsenal’s Saturday afternoon defeat at Brighton, Matteo Guendouzi has avoided a FA ban for an altercation with Neal Maupay. Guendouzi and Maupay niggled...

Football News

Former learner Milan manager Roberto Mancini argued that Zlatan Ibrahimovic must be treated as highly regarded as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi and...