“I am thinking first about analyzing the game" - Emery escape question on whether he is scared of losing his job
Arsenal lost at home to Eintracht Frankfurt in their UEFA Europa League game at the Emirates
Unai Emery has communicated that analyzing every Arsenal game is his concern as a manager and not losing his job.
The Frenchman refused to answer whether he’s worried about losing his job in a post-match interview when arsenal lost by 2-1 to Eintracht Frankfurt at the Emirates in their Europa League game.
“I am thinking first about analysing the game over 90 minutes. Today we improved some things, but it wasn’t enough,” Unai Emery spoke.
“I am thinking about the next match and analysing that match and the Europa League, and thinking about Sunday and how we can improve and achieve that confidence with the players.
“The players now are a little down in their feelings, but if we continue and can achieve a performance like the first half, I think that is the way.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the opening goal late in the first 45 minutes additional time before Daichi Kamada levelled the scores in the 55-minute and added the winning goal nine minutes later.
“We needed to achieve confidence here and play well. I think we improved in the first half and we improved also some things to make sure of our improvement and take the three points. But we didn't do it all because we lost in 15 minutes the work in the first half.
“Again, I was speaking with the players after the first half to be consistent. We are going to continue and be positive but really we need also to win. The first for us to recover confidence is to win and to feel better above all here, at home, with our supporters, here in Emirates, at home and it's the first match we lost. But really, maybe today we deserved more but it's the first match we lost here,” he said.
Former Gunners captain, Granit Xhaka was included in the starting line up since his burst up with fans, which led to a strip on his captaincy last month. According to Emery, the comeback of Xhaka is respectable for the player and the fans.
“It's very good news with Granit and the normality. He played, he helped and the supporters also, I think they are also helping him and I think its good news,” he added.
He refused to rule out criticism towards him and spoke that they are bound to happen in a time where the team is not in a good moment.
“Yes. I can understand the criticism about the team, about me. We are not in a good moment and also as a coach, I had that moment also in my career.”
Arsenal host Norwich City at Carrow Road on Sunday.