Kolasinac appreciative of teammates backing after Old Trafford error

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13 seconds after Arsenal had made it 2-1 at Old Trafford on Wednesday night, Manchester United were level.

It was a goal in which a mistake from Sead Kolasinac played a significant part, and afterwards the Bosnian international was understandably upset. He received the immediate backing of boss Unai Emery when he spoke to the press following the 2-2 draw, and in the dressing room his teammates rallied around him too.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the 25 year old said, “It’s a good feeling coming into the dressing room like that.

“Especially after knowing you’ve made a mistake and that mistake has potentially cost us two points. It made me feel better.

“The manager told me in no uncertain terms not to get too down about it, and that did help me. Everyone in the team too, it wasn’t just the coaching staff.

“All the players came over and they consoled me and told me not to get too down about it, and it gives you belief and confidence.

“You notice then we’re a tight-knit team and I think it’s a positive.”

That relationship between the players was obvious during the North London derby win over Sp*rs last Sunday, when they fought for each other, and while obviously a mistake is a different thing, the reaction to it has clearly resonated with Kolasinac.

Let’s hope it is, as Emery said, a learning experience, and he can ensure that it doesn’t happen again.

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Pedant
Pedant

Just never do something like that again. And keep on being an attacking threat and putting in the effort you have been. Then we’ll all be happy with you.

Emyrates
Emyrates

I’m sure Emery will put him to the task and help improve on his defending too after the comfort period is over. In contrast to the old gaffer there was just comfort period.

Shank

I absolutely love this article.
On top of the respect of the players and coaches have for each other, this lad has bounced back from a very dodgy performance recently ( was it v Bournemouth?) , and has played brilliantly.
Hang in there buddy, you’ll be fine!

SharpasFc
SharpasFc

It was against Wolves…he was epic against Bournemouth!

Lucas
Lucas

He should be too concerned about that he has been a far better attacking outlet than Bellerin

Jarl Endre Frantzen
Jarl Endre Frantzen

That’s a scary opinion to have bro.

Mick Malthouse
Mick Malthouse

Cant help but think that despite his energy and improvement lately, we will go in for a new left back in January. In the long term a good squad option, but not a starter for me.

Paul Roberts
Paul Roberts

I love his wingback/inside forward role it is hard for the opposition to deal with imo.

clins
clins

I’m not sure. maybe we’ll go for a backup to replace monreal. the way we are playing right now, apart from that howler i dont think kolasinac has done much wrong even against big teams. if anything he is one of the best players particularly against top six sides. even bellerin is looking good right now.

Kartik Iyer
Kartik Iyer

I think we should keep kola for when we play in a back 5 and buy a successor for monreal in a back 4. That way we have 2 different options and some good competition for the team spot.

Reality check
Reality check

His performances at the moment are either 5 out of 10 or 8 out of 10 we need more 7s and 8s please. He’s a tough guy though and a very physically dominating player, characters that we sorely lack in this squad.

chopper4001
chopper4001

I would say we’re doing a bit better in that regard nowadays. None of Papa, Holding, Torreira, Xhaka, Guendouzi, Lichtsteiner (especially, this guy is as nasty a cunt as you can get!), Lacazette take that much shit from anyone, and in fact give out as much as they get.

Even some of the young-uns don’t get too over-awed anymore. Iwobi throws people off left right and centre. Bellerin doesn’t mind getting in people’s faces. AMN before he got injured wasn’t exactly lightweight.

And that’s not even mentioning the Tank.

The days of us being pushovers are more or less gone I’d say.

Actionjackson
Actionjackson

One of my favorite moments of the season was when Vertonghen got his red card in the derby, Bellerin was right there in his face. I think he says “fuck off mate”. Excellent stuff, you love to see the passion

hustle6
hustle6

Salah’s still in his back pocket.

Teryima Adi
Teryima Adi

We have got our own incredible Hulk, only that he is not green– he is Sead Kolasinac. There is no armour that can penetrate our tank– he is Sead Kolasinac.

Kelvin Nguh
Kelvin Nguh

But lingard penetrated so easily

Why not
Why not

Did love watching him hand off sissokho or whichever spuds player it was.

I wont even bother dealing with you mate. Spud listened