Alex Lacazette says Arsenal didn’t just play badly against Everton in Sunday’s 1-0 defeat, the players actually failed to do what coach Unai Emery asked.
On the plus side, the France international maintains that confidence in the camp is still high as the Gunners prepare for their Europa League quarter-final first-leg clash with Italian side Napoli.
“On Sunday we played badly, all the team,” Lacazette told Wednesday’s pre-game press conference.
“We didn’t do what the coach asked us but we still have confidence. We know we’re still in the race for the Champions League in the Premier League, but we want to win trophies so we are confident.”
One of the reasons Lacazette is confident is the fact our home form has been very impressive this season; only Manchester City in the league and Sp*rs and Manchester United in the domestic cups have beaten us at the Emirates.
Knowing we’ll likely need to notch a decent win tomorrow to offset our inevitable piss poor performance in Naples, Lacazette said: “We know we are better at home than we are away, so tomorrow is really important for us.
“We also know we can get a good result away, so both games are going to be important for us.”
He went on to add: “At home we have the fans, so of course we feel more confident. Sometimes we want to do something but some days it’s not as we want, you can’t play as you want. That’s it.”