Alexandre Lacazette has apologised for his red card in last night’s 1-0 defeat to BATE Borisov, as Unai Emery called the dismissal ‘bad news’ ahead of next week’s second leg in London.
The French international lashed out in the 85th minute, earning himself a straight red, and with the team in desperate need of a goal it didn’t help our cause any.
Afterwards, he apologised via his Twitter account, saying:
Letting the team down like that is the worst feeling.. I should have stayed calm but it’s not always easy.. Sorry ? There are still 90 minutes to play and I believe that my teammates will make it to the next round.
Unai Emery was asked for his reaction in the post-game press conference, and said, “I didn’t see the action but we spoke and frustration needs controlling.
“It’s bad news with the red card. Next week we aren’t going to play with him but now we are going to think with the players that are okay for next week.”
The defeat leaves us with a bit of a hill, rather than a mountain, to climb next Thursday, and with no game this weekend Emery has plenty of time to consider his approach.