Martin Odegaard: It feels like there is no hope now
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After today's defeat against Brighton, Arsenal probably lost all chances in the fight for the title. Mikel Arteta's team did not have recognizable quality in this match, and match ended with Brighton winning 0-3. Martin Odegaard, perhaps the best player of Arsenal this season, confirmed his disappointment and could not understand where the biggest problem arose.
“It is a tough one to take,” Odegaard told Sky Sports, as quoted by Eurosport. “It is not a good feeling at the moment, the way we played, especially in the second half.
I don’t know what happened to be honest, but it is a big, big disappointment and it feels like there is no hope now.
In the first half we did a lot of good things, created some big chances.
Then in the second half, we gave them more and more momentum. They are dangerous when they go direct - especially on our right where they attacked us a bit too easy in behind.
It is hard to say at the moment but we could have done a lot better."
Odegaard wanted his team to continue the momentum and to be as good as in the previous two games.
However, this time, it was much harder. Brighton is one of the better teams this season that caused problems for everyone. “We wanted to come here and continue like we have done in the last two games, get a good result and keep pushing.
That was the target, but I do not have any good answers to tell you what happened. It is a big, big disappointment.
I felt we were good going into the game, but in the game it was a different story and we have to accept that and learn from it”.
Mikel Arteta didn't have much to say. Things were clear right away. “We gave a silly goal away, and after that the team had no answers to respond to the challenge. We made big mistakes, we have to look ourselves in the mirror and digest what happened today.
Today we are upset, there are two games to go, mathematically it is not impossible, and we have to perform better than today. "- Arteta said.