Wojciech Szczesny has pulled no punches with his reaction to Tuesday night’s 3-3 draw with Anderlecht, claiming it was ‘stupidity’ that cost the Gunners the win.
Speaking to laczynaspilka.pl, the keeper dismissed suggestions it was down to bad luck and put the blame squarely on the team and the way they played.
Referencing Arsenal’s late 2-1 win in the game in Belgium a couple of weeks ago, he said, “Then we were lucky, but what happened today [the 3-3], I would not call bad luck. Rather, our own stupidity. You can have bad luck when you lose a one-goal lead. You can have very bad luck losing two-goal lead, but to lose three goals?
“It’s stupidity and lack of experience.”
The keeper also revealed he’s a keen study of upcoming opponents using clips sent to him via his iPad.
“We have a great, new system of match analysis,” he said. “The individual clips, designed for specific players download to our iPads wirelessly, so it is very convenient.
“You watch it yourself at home or on the way to the game, to observe the habits of opponents, and much more.”
He also spoke about analysing his own performances which he prefers to do on his own for the most part.
“Frankly I prefer to do it alone, and not with the coach. As I watch myself, I am far more critical than if I was watching with someone else.
“As I watch, I can honestly and critically assess my performance. I am more critical of myself than any coach. Our goalkeeping coach analyzes the match with me, but I know best what I did wrong, so don’t necessarily need it, but I know that I have to.”